The case for investing in health within the developing world

19-04-2016 14:30 - 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - ASP 3G-3
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Chair: Carlos Coelho, MEP, STOA Panel

Moderator: Bruno Gryseels, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium


14.30-14.35 Welcome Carlos Coelho, MEP, STOA Panel

14.35-14.40 Introduction Norbert Neuser, MEP, DEVE Committee


14.40-15.00 Reversing a health workforce crisis in the developing world
Ibadat Dhillon, Department for Health Workforce, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

15.00-15.20 Global burden of diseases in low and middle income countries
Khassoum Diallo, Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

15.20-15.40 The economic benefits of health: GDP and beyond
Jeremy Lauer, Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

15.40-16.00 The political economy of universal health coverage Marc Suhrcke, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK


16.00-16.55 Development and financing of health systems: what support can be provided by the EU?

Linda McAvan, MEP and DEVE Committee Chair, European Parliament
Michael Makanga, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, The Hague, The Netherlands
Inke Mathauer, Health Financing Expert, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Anne Nicolay, DG DEVCO, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium


16.55-17.00 Closing remarks

Carlos Coelho, MEP, STOA Panel


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