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Buying Medicines Better: Deploying Smart Procurement to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage

September 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organized by the Center for Global Development

Buying Medicines Better: Deploying Smart Procurement to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage

Sunday, September 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Midtown Loft & Terrace
267 5th Ave
New York, New York

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Join the Center for Global Development for a reception in advance of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in New York.


Spending on health products tops $50 billion annually in just a subset of low- and middle-income countries. And a large share of health aid goes to the same use. But despite its importance for spending and health outcomes, the procurement of medicines and other health products remains a neglected health system function. On the eve of the high-level meeting, this networking and learning reception will highlight how more effective procurement can accelerate progress towards expanding access to medicines and other key health products. The reception will feature policymakers from around the world, discussing national and global challenges and opportunities on the path towards smarter procurement.

This event draws from the final report of CGD’s Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement, which found that tackling inefficient procurement practices can help stretch scarce health resources further and accelerate progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. The Working Group offered four actionable recommendations to elevate procurement as an essential health system function.


  •  Dr. Amir Aman Hagos, Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  •  Dr. Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Director of Technical Coordination, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  •  Beverly Lorraine Ho, Chief of Research Division, Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines


  •  Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

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September 22, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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