First Pan-African Congress on Universal Health Coverage Convenes

First Pan-African Congress on Universal Health Coverage Convenes

Cross-posted on the JLN blog.

Over 100 practitioners and global health experts are gathering in Accra, Ghana, November 15-17, for the First Annual Pan-African Congress on Universal Health Coverage.

The conference will focus on creating a movement for universal health coverage in Africa through health insurance.

The organizing partners -- led by the Center for Health and Social Services (CHeSS), along with the World Health Organization (WHO), the West African Health Organization (WAHO), East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC), the Ghanaian Ministry of Health and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) -- hope to focus attention on developing a global movement in support of universal health coverage in Africa.

Conference sessions will focus on political leveraging in health insurance, mobilizing financial resources, and metrics in health insurance, along with many other topics related to accelerating universal health coverage reforms.

Follow the latest updates from the conference on the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage blog and on the UHC Forward Twitter account, " href="https://twitter.com/#%21/UHCForward" target="_blank">.

Share your thoughts on the conference in the comments section on the JLN blog!

Nkem Wellington is Program Officer for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at Results for Development Institute.

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