The Case for Investing in Health – Webcast
Thursday, October 11, 2012
3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Tokyo;
06:00 - 07:30 GMT or convert time
It's well known that broadly accessible health care boosts economic development, competitiveness, productivity and social stability. But how can developing countries afford to provide adequate health care in light of today's tight fiscal environment and rising global health costs?
On October 11th, a panel of health experts from academia, the private sector and a non-governmental organization, along with Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explored the options during the 2012 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.
Key topics for the panel included:
- Role of the private sector in funding and providing healthcare services
- Future of funding for low income countries
- What can be done globally and locally to improve accountability in the health sector and ensure the most effective use of limited resources
Opening Remarks: Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japanese International Cooperation Agency
Martin Hirsch, President, Civil Service Agency, France
Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Uganda
Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, United States
Haruo Naito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan
Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile, Pakistan
Moderator: Andrew Jack , Journalist, Financial Times, United Kingdom
This event was organized by the World Bank Group and Ministry of Finance, Japan.
Watch an archived video of the event below.