GLOHRA at the European Public Health Conference 2022

Round Table: Digital Innovations in Health Financing: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

Location: European Public Health Conference, hub27, Beta 6
Time: Friday, 11 November, 04:40 PM - 05:40 PM CET
Organizers: The DigitalUHC consortium with funding from GLOHRA

Background: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is key for reaching Sustainable Development Goal 3. Digital technologies for health financing (DTHF) may help countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) make progress towards achieving UHC. DTHF are increasingly used to strengthen health financing systems across their three key functions, (1) raising revenues, (2) pooling resources, and (3) purchasing services. 

Objectives: To provide an overview of the potential role of DTHF, discuss country case-studies of DTHF, explore possible risks and challenges, and outline a future research agenda. Together with the participants, the organizers intend to discuss policy options to enable maximising the benefits, while mitigating the risks and challenges. 

Added value: The session will (1) identify potential benefits as well as risks and challenges of DTHF; (2) highlight the importance of politics and policies for reaping the benefits and minimizing their risks; and (3) establish the building blocks of a future research agenda on digital health financing technologies.

GLOHRA will also have an Exhibition booth throughout the European Public Health conference (9-12 November) at the German Pavilion. Be sure to stop by!

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