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1st Asia Regional Meeting of the Joint Senior Budget and Health Officials Network for Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems

Event | 15 - 16 May 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Background

In the context of aging populations, slowing global economic growth rates, and growing demand from citizens for access to quality healthcare, the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goal will place considerable pressure on national budgets, and will require a carefully balanced strategy to achieve equitable expansion of health coverage while ensuring fiscal sustainability. The proposed Asia Regional Joint Network on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems will periodically bring together budget officials from ministries of finance and health to review and address the fiscal challenges of achieving and sustaining UHC in the context of changing demographic, epidemiologic, and economic conditions. Through these regular regional meetings, case studies and systematic review of budget practices, the members will benefit from sharing knowledge of good practices, and promoting regional and intersectoral collaboration and implementation.

Objectives

  • Contribute to identifying health related priority needs of the participating countries,
  • Help develop a program of technical advice and knowledge sharing on fiscal policies
  • Share knowledge of good practices, and promote regional and inter-sectoral collaboration and implementation.

Participants

About 40 senior finance and health budget officials from 14 countries including 10 from low- and middle- income countries, and 4 from OECD member countries.

Participant responsibilities

Attendance and active participation in all sessions.

Output

  • Establishment of the Asia Regional Joint Network on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems
  • Agreements on:
    • The priority topics to be covered in the next meeting;
    • Country case studies to be undertaken prior to the next meeting; and
    • A decision on the location and timing of the next meeting.
  • Output from this meeting will serve as input to the Asia Region meeting on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage to be convened in New Delhi in July 2017.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

Asian Development Bank, Global Fund, OECD, World Bank, and WHO (WPRO and SEARO)

Time of event

09:00 - 18:00