Thursday, July 7, 2011

[EQ] Global Health 2011 conference 29-30 September - Policy for Sustainable and Effective Healthcare

Global Health 2011: Policy for Sustainable and Effective Healthcare

29-30 September 2011, BMA House, London, UK

This inaugural event is a collaboration between BMJ Group and NICE International



“…Promoting cost effective, evidence-informed healthcare policy making in low and middle-income countries, as a means of improving global health outcomes; and to:.
• Network, share your experiences, forge links and initiate projects to improve the efficiency, equity and quality of healthcare through better decisions
• Gain a better understanding of current trends and of how decision making can be strengthened locally using international knowledge and expertise
• Meet and connect funding and donor organisations from affluent countries with policy makers and government figures across both rich and poorer countries …”

Keynote speakers:

Recep Akdag, Minister of Health, Turkey

Universal health coverage in Turkey: the challenges and opportunities


Cristian Baeza,

Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, USA

How the World Bank is building capacity for local decision making in low and middle income countries


David Brennan,

CEO, AstraZeneca, President, International Federation of Pharmaceutical

Manufacturers International (IFPMA), UK

The role of the pharmaceutical industry in improving Global Health


Nguyen Thi Kim Tien,

Vice Minister of Health, Vietnam

Using research to improve policy: lessons from Vietnam


Ferdinando Regalia

Division Chief, Social Protection and Health, Inter-American Development Bank

How IDB is helping to build and strengthen healthcare systems in Latin America


Suwit Wibulpolprasert,

Senior Advisor on Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Thailand

Expanding access to healthcare in Thailand


Confirmed speakers include


  •  Amanda Glassman, Director, Global Health Policy Program, Center for Global Development, USA
  •  Sir Andy Haines, Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  •  David Heymann, Chairman, Health Protection Agency, UK; Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  •  Dezhi Yu, Director General, Centre for Project Supervision and Management, Ministry of Health, China
  •  Francoise Cluzeau, Senior Adviser, NICE International, UK
  •  Gerry Bloom, Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, UK
  •  Ian Wylie, Chief Executive, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), UK
  •  Ignez Tristao, Social Protection Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  •  Jeremy Farrar, Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (Vietnam), UK
  •  Klim McPherson, Fellow, New College, University of Oxford, UK
  •  Kun Zhao, Researcher, China National Health Development Research Center, Ministry of Health, China
  •  Laura Sampietro-Colom, President, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
  •  Lloyd Samson, Chair, Pharmaceuticals Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), Australia
  •  Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  •  Michael Borowitz, Senior Health Economist, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    Lord Nigel Crisp, Member of the House of Lords, UK
  •  Parveen Kumar, President, Royal Society of Medicine, UK
  •  Patricio Marquez, Lead Health Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  •  Pham Viet Thanh, Director, Department of Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  •  Richard Barker, Director General, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Society (ABPI), UK
  •  Richard Smith, Director, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, UK
  •  Rob Hecht, Managing Director, Results for Development, USA 
  •  Shah Ebrahim, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK; Director, South Asia Centre for Chronic Disease, New Delhi, India
  •  Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Senior Advisor on Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Thailand
  •  Suzanne Hill, Scientist - Medicines, Access and Rational Use, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • . Sylvester A. Mensah, Chief Executive, National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana
  •  Tikki Pang, Director, Research Policy & Cooperation, WHO
  •  T Sundararaman, Executive Director of National Health System Resource Centre, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  •  Tim Kendall, Director, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, UK
  • Tom Treasure, Professor, Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, UK
  •  Tony Culyer, Professor, University of York, UK; University of Toronto, Canada
  •  Tsung Mei Tseng, Executive Editor, International Forum, Princeton University, USA
  • Ursula Giedion, IDB Consultant; Co-director Regional Project on Health Benefits Plans, Inter-American Development Bank, Colombia
  •  Yot Teerawattananon, Leader of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand, Senior Researcher of International Health Policy Programme (IHPP), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand


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