[Ip-health] Launch of Chatham House Reports on WHO Reform and Sustainable Financing: May 21 at 6.30 pm at the Graduate Institute

Charles Clift charlesclift at tiscali.co.uk
Tue May 6 08:18:58 PDT 2014

Please come to the launch of these two important reports on May 21 at the
Graduate Institute in Maison de la Paix: 



This is followed by a reception to which all welcome. 


More information about the working groups  can be found at: 



Launch of Chatham House Reports on Global Health Governance and Financing


Following a major conference at Chatham House to mark the tenth anniversary
of the report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health in December
2011, the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security launched two
high-level working groups to examine critical issues in global health
governance and financing. 


The governance group, chaired by Viroj Tangcharoensathien, examined the role
of WHO in global health governance against the background of WHO’s ongoing
process of internal reform. 


The financing group, chaired by John-Arne Røttingen, examined what needed to
be done, nationally and internationally, to provide a global framework for
sustainable health financing in order to achieve universal health coverage.


The governance group considered a number of ideas about WHO reform beyond
those discussed in the internal reform process. It particularly focused on
WHO’s: functions; global role as a technical agency and a policy making
body; regional and country offices; and financing.


The financing group focused on the measures that needed to be taken by
countries and the global community to provide sustainable financing for
health services including how to: strengthen domestic financing; boost the
financing of global public goods for health; increase external financing;
improve efficiency and accountability; and move towards a global agreement
on sustainable financing, including as part of the post-2015 development


The meeting will be chaired by David Heymann, Head of the Centre on Global
Health Security at Chatham House.


Presentations of the report will be followed by comments from panelists and
open discussion. The meeting will be followed by a reception for further
informal discussion.


Presenters: John-Arne Røttingen, Norwegian Institute of Public
Health/University of Oslo/Harvard University, Charles Clift, Chatham House


Panel: Ilona Kickbusch, The Graduate Institute; Tim Evans, World Bank;
Andrew Cassels, The Graduate Institute; and Mark Dybul, Global Fund to Fight
AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (TBC)


Charles Clift

Senior Consulting Fellow

Centre on Global Health Security

Chatham House

10 St James's Square

London SW1Y 4LE

Email: CClift at chathamhouse.org     


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