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Global Report Launch of The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era

September 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Organized by The Lancet Commission

September 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Washington, DC


The past two decades have marked a “golden age” of global health, as the world has mobilized to reduce mortality from maternal and child conditions and infectious diseases. However, while access to health care has grown in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), quality of care has lagged. The methods of the past will not address the health challenges we currently face in LMICs, including residual mortality and the rise of non-communicable diseases and injuries, without high quality health systems.

Join Professor Margaret E. Kruk, Commission Chair, and an international panel of experts and policymakers to discuss the Commission’s findings, recommendations, and actionable steps on how to redefine and radically reposition how health system quality is approached in LMICs.


Presenters and speakers include:

Olusoji Adeyi; World Bank Group

Daniel Burssa; Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia

Mariam Claeson; Global Financing Facility

Tim Evans; World Bank Group

Abhay Shukla; Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives

Margaret E. Kruk; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Malebona Precious Matsoso; National Department of Health, South Africa

Zoë Mullan; The Lancet Global Health

Amy Pollack; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ferdinando Regalia; Inter-American Development Bank

Gagan Thapa; Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal


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September 6, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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