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Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Health Systems Strengthening

Seminars at IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings

October 11, 2012

As the secretariat of the Japan case study of the Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), JCIE worked closely with the World Bank and Ministry of Finance of Japan to organize side seminars on global health and UHC at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings held in Tokyo in October 2012. The seminars dealt with cutting-edge topics in global health such as sustainable health financing in times of austerity, the socio-economic benefits of investing in health, and challenges as well as lessons learned from countries like Japan that have achieved and struggle to maintain UHC. Lessons are intended to help guide those working to improve health coverage in their own countries amidst political and financial difficulties.


Global Health Seminar 1: The Case for Investing in Health, Again!



Introductory Remarks: Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation
  Agency
   
Panelists: Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Health, Uganda
  Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics
  and Evaluation, USA
  Haruo Naito, CEO, Eisai, Japan
  Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile, Pakistan
   
Moderator: Andrew Jack, Health Correspondent, Financial Times, UK


Global Health Seminar 2: Universal Health Coverage—Opportunities and Lessons



Introductory Remarks: Keizo Takemi, Japan Center for International Exchange
   
Panelists: Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam, India
  Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization,
  Switzerland
  Martin Hirsch, Director General, Civil Service Admin, France
  Keizo Takemi
   
Moderator: Richard Horton, Editor–in–Chief, Lancet, UK