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Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Health Systems Strengthening

IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings Side Event: Roundtable on Opportunities and Challenges for Universal Health Coverage

October 10, 2012

Agenda



Welcoming Remarks:

Professor Keizo Takemi, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange [overall moderator]

Opportunities and Challenges in Designing and Implementing Universal Health Coverage:

Ms. Nicole Klingen, Acting Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, Human Development Network, The World Bank


Session 1: Successes and Challenges in Maintaining Universal Health Coverage—Global Lessons from Japan
Moderator
Professor Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
Key Speaker
Professor Naoki Ikegami, Professor and Chair, Health Policy Department, Keio University School of Medicine [UHC Case Study from Japan]
Supplementary input on Japan's historical experience in managing the Fiscal Space
Professor Shuzo Nishimura, Director-General, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research; Professor Emeritus of Economics, Kyoto University
Supplementary input on Japan's historical experience of HRH policy in achieving UHC
Mr. Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JCIA)
Q&A and Discussion
Discussant
Dr. Pongpisut Jongudomsuk, Director, Health Systems Research Institute, Thailand


Session 2: Successes and Challenges in Maintaining Universal Health Coverage—Progress Report on Global Research from France and other Developed Countries
Moderator
Professor Michael Reich
Key Speaker
Dr. Michael Borowitz, Senior Health Economist, OECD
Q&A and Discussion


Session 3: Universal Health Coverage—Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries: Presentation of Proposed UHC Country Case Studies
Moderator
Dr. Akiko Maeda, Lead Health Specialist, The World Bank

Session 3–a: Country Cases from Middle Income Countries
     Discussant
   Professor Soonman Kwon, Dean and Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Seoul National University
     Q&A and Discussion

Session 3–b: Country Cases of Low Income and Lower Middle Income Countries
     Discussant
   Dr. Joseph Kutzin, Coordinator, Health Financing Policy, WHO
     Q&A and Discussion


Plenary Session
Moderator
Dr. Akiko Maeda, Lead Health Specialist
Roundtable Discussion on:

Closing Remarks and Thanks:

Professor Keizo Takemi
Dr. Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Vice President, Human Development Network, The World Bank