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Senior Policy Seminar on “The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Agenda in the Caribbean"

This seminar will be held in Barbados at the Crane Residential Resort on October 22-23, 2012. Its primary objective is to promote policy dialogue on policy options and best practices in developing health financing systems that support moving towards UHC in the Caribbean; also to identify main challenges and the way forward to guarantee the sustainability of coverage.

In particular it is expected:

  • To promote health financing system reviews as an essential step in the process of shaping national health financing systems and strategies towards achieving UHC and social health protection under the non-communicable diseases challenge.
  • To promote research on feasible measure for tracking progress on all UHC objectives: financial risk protection (catastrophic and impoverishing expenditure), access (reduce gab between need and utilization) and quality.

The main expected outcome of this meeting should be a Caribbean UHC Action Plan, which will summarize the meeting findings as well as propose a way forward for strengthening health systems and services to benefit the peoples of the Sub-region.

The profile of participants:

Policy makers in the health sector, government policy makers in charge of social policy, senior managers of national health insurance funds, and experts involved in health system reform in the Caribbean.  Participants are expected from Barbados, the Eastern and wider Caribbean, Canada, Switzerland, USA and Spain.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2012 16:50

Other Links

Caribbean Epidemiology Center Caribbean Environmental Health Institute Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Organization of American States Organization of Eastern Caribbean States United Nations Barbados World Health Organization

 

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