Date: October 28, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM (EDT)
Location: Online – Webinar
Host: Health Systems Global (HSG) Translating Evidence to Action Working Group
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*Note: webinar will be in French with an option for simultaneous English translation*
On October 28 at 10:00 am EDT, Health Systems Global (HSG)’s Translating Evidence into Action Working Group hosted a webinar on a regional initiative to empower public and private leaders in Francophone Africa with evidence and research related to universal health coverage (UHC). In response to calls for UHC reforms in the region, the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) has trained over 45 policymakers and other stakeholders from 16 countries to address their urgent need for relevant evidence and knowledge to advance their country’s progress towards UHC. Training participants were self- or employer- financed, and came from Ministries of Health, quasi-governmental agencies (social security agencies, health insurance), or were young African researchers, analysts, and activists in civil society.
The webinar focused on how AfHEA made the wealth of evidence on financing and structuring UHC in English, accessible in French (What did policy makers need to make UHC policy and how did AfHEA get it to them successfully?) and how the training participants continue to support each other in using evidence to inform policy (Where do policymakers go for evidence or technical support and what is most useful to them?)