Universal health coverage: holding countries to account – Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance input to the 2018 Commonwealth People’s Forum

Universal health coverage: holding countries to account – Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance input to the 2018 Commonwealth People’s Forum

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As part of the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA) the CPA will be playing an active role in the session entitled:

‘Universal health coverage: holding countries to account ’

Wednesday 18 April 2018
10:45 – 13:30
Rutherford Room (4th Floor)
Queen Elizabeth II
Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster
London SW1P 3EE

Everyone agrees universal health coverage is a good thing. But it cannot be achieved without appropriate financing and an adequate health workforce – and if every citizen does not have equitable access, health coverage is not universal. Three eminent speakers examine universal health coverage from the perspectives of financing, health workforce, and access, and ask how civil society can hold countries to account on achieving universal health coverage.

Three well renowned speakers will be heading up the 3 hours session to cover the following objectives:

1) To share financing options implemented by Commonwealth countries to achieve UHC and propose transparent and accountable measures to monitor UHC.

2) To examine health workforce requirements to achieve and maintain UHC.

3) To explore essential actions for Commonwealth countries to ensure the move to UHC ‘leaves no-one behind’.

Two short case studies and a panel discussion will follow each of the main speakers. The CPA will be collaborating with FIPEd to present the case for investment in the Pharmacy Workforce. We hope the discussions that follow and recommendations put forward will encourage a commitment from governments to invest in the health work force and pave a way for creating more partnerships in the Commonwealth to help support the development of the pharmacy and health workforce.

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