Event: Innovative Financing for Stronger Health Systems: Promise versus Reality

A presentation in collaboration with the SID-Washington International Health & Nutrition Workgroup

Friday, February 10, 2012
  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20001

Adequate, sustained, and equitable financing is the foundation of all health care systems. Yet the design and implementation of feasible and sustainable financing strategies pose persistent challenges. People have touted innovative financing as the path to sustainability and effectiveness. However, all "innovations" are not created equal and their effectiveness varies.

The discussion will explore the policy and programmatic implications of innovative health financing mechanisms. The panelists will discuss examples of innovative health financing mechanisms, drawing the link to how such mechanisms affect policy and can be used to strengthen health systems. They will also discuss the unintended effects of innovative financing mechanisms, presenting lessons learned and discussing ways to ensure that new health financing policies support sustainability and equity in health systems in the developing world.


  • Agron Ferati, Director, Program Development, International Medical Corps; Member, SID-Washington International Health and Nutrition Workgroup


  • A.K. Nandakumar, PhD, Director, MS Program in International Health Policy and Management, Brandeis University


  • Ann Lin, PhD Candidate, Specialist Master, Global Health and Social Protection Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Mark Pearson, PhD, Lead Specialist, Health Economics and Financing, HLSP Consulting
  • Daniel Kraushaar, PhD, Global Technical Lead for Health Systems Strengthening, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
  • Javier Martinez, PhD, Lead Specialist, AID Effectiveness to the Health Sector, HLSP Consulting

To RSVP please click here or call (202) 884-8590.


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