Political leaders join experts on health to call for innovation in sustainable funding

Monday, January 27, 2014

At a dinner convened by the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy and its partners last week, health and finance experts, donors and corporate partners discussed how they could work together to advance new financing mechanisms to optimize the return on investments in health.

Participants included Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, USAID’s Dr. Rajiv Shah, BD’s Gary Cohen, Johnson & Johnson’s Dr. Paul Stoffels, and Dr. Seth Berkley of the GAVI Alliance.

With traditional models of donor funding under sustained pressure, the distinguished group addressed a future in which national governments will take on an increasing responsibility for funding their own health programmes and opportunities to create efficiencies at the country level to make best use of available resources.

Source: New Vision (link opens in a new window)

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