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COVID-19 and its implications on universal health coverage – what do CEO’s of health insurance schemes think? – Webinar recording

Last week, PharmAccess organized an international webinar with CEO’s of health insurance schemes across Africa. Listen back to the webinar - the recording is available now.

  • Jun 16, 2020
Photo of a nurse on duty on Tuesday 19th May 2020, in Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Ebute Metta in Lagos, Nigeria. Beyond the COVID 19 pandemic, PharmAccess continues to provide healthcare for vulnerable groups, especially children and women.

Last week, PharmAccess organized an international webinar with CEO’s of health insurance schemes across Africa. Listen back to the webinar – the recording is available now.

COVID-19 is causing unprecedented challenges for health systems, requiring institutions and governments to drastically shift priorities. Moderator Prof. Khama Rogo, Lead Health Sector Specialist at the World Bank, moderated the session on how COVID-19 is affecting the countries’ efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), and the role that health insurance schemes play.

Listen back to the webinar and hear…

  • How COVID-19 has served as a wake-up call to further invest in health systems
  • How the speakers pledge for insurance as a strategy to build stronger health systems that are better equipped to prevent and respond to outbreaks
  • How health insurances help protect the economy during a crisis
  • How technology plays an indisputable role in making UHC possible – and even more so during COVID-19
  • Whether health costs caused by pandemics will be included into health coverage packages

 

Expert Speakers:

Lydia Dsane-Selby, CEO National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana
Peter Kamunyo Gathege, CEO National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), Kenya
Emmanuella Zamba, CEO Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Nigeria
Ntuli Angyelile Kapologwe, Head iCHF & Director of Health Service at President’s Office, Tanzania

Moderator:

Prof. Khama Rogo, Lead Health Sector Specialist (World Bank)

 

The link to the recording can be found here

 

 

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