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International Conference on Primary Health Care (ICPHC)

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Thursday, September 7, 2023
Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As a leading facilitator of health financing reforms in Ethiopia—and stronger health systems worldwide—Abt is pleased to sponsor this year’s conference, Resilient Primary Health Care: The Foundation of Universal Health Coverage In The Era of Sustainable Development Goals.

Abt will host a panel discussion on health care financing and moderate another discussion on civic engagement (details below). Please also visit our booth to discuss approaches and opportunities with our staff from Ethiopia and the US.

A Whole-of-Government and Whole-of-Community Approach to Sustainable Health Care Financing
September 7, 2-3 pm EAT

Achieving universal health coverage means reaching the poorest and most vulnerable members of society with quality health services that meet their needs—and which they can access without undertaking financial burdens. Ethiopia has undertaken a series of health financing reforms to achieve this vision, and about 57 million Ethiopians (half the population) are now enrolled in the country’s community-based health insurance. However, ongoing financial sustainability of these innovations requires better alignment and coordination with the government-wide provision and financing of priority health services and social health insurance as well as with private sector providers in Ethiopia. This session will review health financing reforms in Ethiopia to date and discuss remaining challenges. Panelists will ask the audience to reflect on lessons from Ethiopia and other countries that might influence each other.

Leulseged Ageze, USAID Health Financing Improvement Program (HFIP)

Abebe Alebachew Asfaw, Breakthrough International Consulting (BIC)

Kelly Saldana, Abt Global

Leveraging social accountability and community engagement for #PHC4UHC
September 7, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am EAT

This session will dive into the implementation of a multidisciplinary approach towards civic engagement that includes alliance and coalition building, monitoring tools, advocacy based on evidence, and capacity building of diverse stakeholders.

Kelly Saldana, Abt Global

Melissa Wanda, PATH

Rosemarie Muganda, PATH

Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia