Wednesday, September 7, 2022
10.30 a.m. (EDT)

The second webinar of the series on policy options to strengthen and transform health systems in the Americas takes place in the context of the Issue-Based Coalition on Financing for Development, a regional initiative that unites all United Nations entities on a common goal facing the 2030 sustainable development agenda. PAHO, the lead agency specialized in health in LAC region, is part of this coalition.

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Objective(s) of the meeting: 
  • To showcase the main structural health financing issues in the LAC region that expose LAC vulnerability to public health emergencies and hinder the capacity of the Region to address inequities and the future achievement of the SDGs.
  • Highlight country challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, noting lessons learnt and good practices toward the pursuance of universal health and the 2030 Agenda.
  • To present a common agenda for the UN-LAC Issues based coalition on Financing for Development in health financing and health systems resilience, based on key PAHO/WHO recommendations.
Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 
  • James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO
  • Daniel Titelman, Director of the Economic Development Division, ECLAC
  • Daniel Olesker, Senator, former minister of Public Health, Uruguay
  •  Midori de Habich, Abt Associates; former minister of Health, Perú
  • Oscar Cetrángolo, researcher at Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política de Buenos Aires (IIEP-BAIRES), Argentina
  • Claudia Pescetto, Regional Advisor, Health Economics and Financing, PAHO/WHO
EPHF, Health Systems, Universal Health