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Financing Sustainable Community Health for All: The Importance of Women Leaders

May 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Monday, May 20, 2019


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Informal Discussion 

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking and Cocktail Reception to Follow

Hotel Intercontinental
Geneva, Switzerland


Please join the Center for Global Health and Development and Communities at the Heart of UHC members, Living Goods, Last Mile Health and the What to Expect Project for an informal, interactive cocktail on the role of community health workers and mechanisms to finance sustainable health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Ministers of Health, development agency representatives, private investors and civil society will discuss how community health programs are a cost-effective solution for increasing access to healthcare by extending primary care services to rural and vulnerable populations. Participants will also discuss how engaging and empowering  female community health workers has transformed their communities by increasing productivity, access to health and education and general well-being.

There will also be discussions on overcoming the financing gap for community health.  Speakers will discuss the need for  domestic resource mobilization, partnerships between  investors  and governments and the creation of blended financing vehicles to improve development goals in the emerging markets.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

The Honorable Dr. Jane Aceng
Minister of Health
Republic of Uganda

The Honorable Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah
Minister of Health
Republic of Liberia

Joanne Manrique
Center for Global Health and Development

Geetha Tharmaratnam
Partner-Africa and Head of Impact Investing
LGT Impact

Annie Toro
President and Executive Director
What to Expect Project

Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao
Managing Director, Resource Mobilization,
Private Sector Partnerships and Innovative Finance

Nelly Wakaba
Country Engagement & Support Director
Financing Alliance for Health

Albertha Freeman
Community Health Nurse Supervisor,  Ministry of Health
Republic of Liberia

Rita Nakakande
Community Health Worker, Ministry of Health
Republic of Uganda


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May 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Center for Global Health and Development
Communities at the Heart of UHC


Hotel InterContinental Geneve