Seminar: Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage, May 1st, 2014, CPNSS (London, United Kingdom)

On May 1st, a special session of the Choice Group seminar on “Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage” will be organised by the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS) (London School of Economics) (from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm, LSE, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF, Room CLM 6.02).

Abstract: Countries around the world are moving towards Universal Health Coverage. Along the way, they face difficult choices. The WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage has produced a report to offer guidance on how to make these choices fairly. This seminar presents the Group’s recommendations and offers reflection from leading academics and policy-makers in health policy.

Programme:
5:00-5:05 pm Welcome
◾Prof. Elias Mossialos (Seminar Chair, Director LSE Health and Professor of Health Policy, LSE)

5:05-5:35 pm Presentation of key recommendations
◾Prof. Ole Norheim(School of Public Health, Harvard and Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
◾Dr. Trygve Ottersen(Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
◾Dr. Alex Voorhoeve (Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE)
◾Dr. Toby Ord (Philosophy, Oxford)
◾Dr. Frehiwot Berhane(Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
◾Dr. Richard Cookson (Centre for Health Economics, York)

5:40-6:15 pm Critical responses
◾Dr. Addis Tamire Woldemariam (General Director, Ethiopian Ministry of Health)
◾Professor Winnie Yip (Health Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)
◾Prof. Peter Smith (Health Policy, Imperial College London)

6:15-6:45 pm Discussion

6:45-8:00 pm Drinks reception. NAB 8th Floor, Roof terrace

Registration required.

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