Strategic Purchasing for UHC: unlocking the potential
25 April - 27 2017
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WHO’s Department of Health System Governance and Financing organises a global meeting on:



“Strategic Purchasing for UHC: unlocking the potential”
25-27 April 2017
at WHO Geneva, Switzerland 


Participants from national health authorities and purchasing agencies, partner agencies, foundations, as well as researchers have been invited and will discuss five key themes: benefit package design, mixed provider payment system, governance for strategic purchasing, information management systems, and payment for performance.

The objective of the meeting is to further develop a global collaborative agenda on future work related to strategic purchasing in support of country efforts to progress towards universal health coverage.

If you are interested, you can virtually join:  There will be a live web stream for some sessions on the times indicated below.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Session 1: Process for evidence informed benefit package design: 11.00 – 12.30 (GVA time),

Session 2: Mixed provider payment systems: Alignment for coherent incentives: 13.45 – 15.00 (GVA time),

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Session 3: Governance for Strategic Purchasing: 08.45 – 10.00 (GVA time),

Session 4: Coherent information systems for strategic purchasing: 13.30-15.30 (GVA time),

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Session 6: P4P and Results Based Financing as part of mixed provider payment systems: from scheme to systems: 08:45 – 11.00 (GVA time),

It is suggested to connect a few minutes earlier, as it takes a bit of time to get into it.

You may also follow on twitter on #StrategicPurchasing4UHC

More materials will be made available on our website after the meeting.