Date: Friday 12th December 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Welcome & Opening: Charlotte Watts
Video Appearance: H.E. Dr Agnes Bingawaho
Discussion: David Heymann, Anne Mills, Itai Rusike, Simon Wright
Moderator: Robert Marten
Universal Health Coverage: building resilient health systems to save lives and reduce inequity
On 12 December 2014, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Action for Global Health and The Rockefeller Foundation are co-hosting an event to mark the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day. Standing in solidarity with a growing coalition of more than 300 organisations taking meaningful action on 12 December, we are convening a panel of eminent speakers to discuss how strengthening health systems will address rising inequity and foster resilience to shocks like infectious disease epidemics.
The largest Ebola outbreak in history has shown how fragile health systems collapse when exposed to extreme shocks. The plight of the poorest and most marginalised people – who are consistently hit hardest when health systems fail in the face of conflict, outbreak or climate catastrophe needs strong and concerted action from all stakeholders.
Two years after the United Nations historic resolution on universal health coverage and just nine months before the next development agenda is set, we see this event as a part of a global day of action to ensure that universal health coverage becomes a cornerstone of sustainable development.
On Universal Health Coverage Day, join us to discuss how we can make universal health coverage a reality for everyone and to urge global leaders to deliver on health for all without the threat of financial hardship. For more information and to see the programme please see here.
Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.