Agenda

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Monday, June 3
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Medicines as Part of Universal Health Coverage
8:30 to 9:00 am

Welcome, meeting rationale, and purpose

9:00 to 10:00 am

Perspectives from Ministries of Health and insurance systems | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kees de Joncheere, WHO

  • Cristian Morales (MOH, Mexico)
  • Sayed Abu Jafar Md. Musa (MOHFW, Bangladesh)
  • Kenneth Hartigan Go (FDA, Philippines)
  • Giselle Rodríquez (MOH, Costa Rica)
  • Than Win (MOH, Myanmar)
  • Boshoff Steenekamp (Council on Medical Schemes, South Africa)
10:30 to 11:00 am
Challenges with financing, management, and benefit policies
Co-moderators: Anita Wagner, Harvard University; and Alexander Padilla, PhilHealth, Philippines

  • Introduction (Anita Wagner) [ppt]
  • Financing (Alexander Padilla) [ppt]
  • Coverage, access, and value (Anita Wagner) [ppt]
11:00 am to
12:00 pm
Essential medicines benefit packages
Discussion Lead (Richard Laing, WHO)
Innovative high cost medicines and health technologies
Discussion Lead (James Fitzgerald, PAHO)
Chronic disease care
Discussion Lead (Wondu Bekele Woldermariam, Ethiopia)
12:00 to 12:30 pm
Reports from work group discussions (focus on identifying system needs)

  • 3 key points presented by Discussion Leads
  • Facilitated discussion
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Perspectives on public-private sector collaboration | Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lee, MSH

  • Abdulkadir Keskinaslan (Novartis)
  • Gabriel Mbapaha (Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds) [ppt]
  • Md. Imamus Sultan (Grameen Kalyan, Bangladesh)
  • Alan Lyles (University of Baltimore, Pharmacy Benefits Management)
3:30 to 4:00 pm
Information needed for decision making
Moderator: Dennis Ross-Degnan, Harvard University

  • Phil Poley (Accenture) [ppt]
  • Tariq Abu-Jaber (Harvard Pilgrim Health Care) [ppt]
4:00 to 5:00 pm Country/scheme experiences with information systems for decision making and future needs
Information systems for claims processing
Discussion Lead
(Kyle Duarte, MSH)
Information systems for patient care
Discussion Lead
(Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, IADB, Mexico)
Information systems for public health data
Discussion Lead
(Gavin Steel, MOH, South Africa)
5:00 to 5:30 pm
Reports from work group discussions (focus on information for decision making)

  • 3 key points presented by Discussion Leads
  • Facilitated discussion
Tuesday, June 4 Medicines as Part of Universal Health Coverage
8:30 to 8:45 am

Summary of Day 1 | Introduction to Day 2
8:45 to 10:00 am
Governing the purchase of health services: Key practices to ensure coverage of medicines | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jim Rice, MSH

  • Introduction (Jim Rice) [ppt]
  • Julio Siede (PAHO) [ppt]
  • Gilles Forte (WHO) [ppt]
  • John Simon (PharmAccess and Total Impact Advisors)
10:30 to 11:00 am
Implementing change: Opportunities and solutions and need for collaboration
Co-moderators: Irene Agyepong, University of Ghana, and Jim Rankin, MSH

  • Policy change (Irene Agyepong) [ppt]
  • Pharmacy benefits management in the developing country context (Jim Rankin) [ppt]
11:00 am to
12:00 pm
Effective financing approaches
Discussion Lead (Cristian Morales, PAHO)
How to ensure quality of care and the public’s health
Discussion Lead (Madeleine Valera, Philippines)
Approaches to cost-containment
Discussion Lead (Alan Lyles, University of Baltimore)
12:00 to 12:30 pm
Reports from work group discussions (focus on identifying solutions)

  • 3 key points presented by Discussion Leads
  • Facilitated discussion
1:30 to 2:30 pm
The role of the international community | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jono Quick, MSH

  • Ariel Pablo-Mendez (USAID)
  • Andreas Seiter (World Bank)
  • David Evans (WHO)
  • Guy Stallworthy (Gates Foundation)
  • Swarup Sarkar (UNITAID)
  • Gina Lagomarsino (R4D)
2:30 to 3:00 pm Q&A with audience

  • Moderated discussion
3:30 to 4:30 pm Summary of discussions and shaping of guiding principles
4:30 to 5:00 pm Medicines in UHC schemes: Next steps
Conclusions and closing
Douglas Keene (MSH)