As healthcare systems around the world move towards achieving Universal Healthcare, much research has been performed on what needs to be done relating to policy evidence; however, efforts to move beyond the technical policy evidence towards action plans seem an impossible reality for many. Befittingly, this year’s conference theme is ‘Putting the health citizen first’ as we seek deeper understanding of what the next steps are for the industry to find alignment, action, and participation in driving implementation of systems that are equitable, affordable, and accessible to all ‘health citizens’. Our reality is that we are all serving a greater purpose, bigger than all of us, and that pushing the boundaries of what seems impossible will enable us to achieve access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare for Africa.
- What are the next steps?
How can we overcome fragmentation in the systems?
What platforms can be used to hear the voice of the marginalised?
How can we incentivise investments in areas that promote access to quality and affordable healthcare?
How do we galvanise and get buy-in from the healthcare professionals?
How do we translate technical evidence and knowledge into policy and action?
What quick wins can be implemented now as we move towards Universal Healthcare?
- How do we incorporate the voice of civil society, business and the public as we progress towards Universal Healthcare?
- How to reduce non-healthcare costs?
- How to better engage the medical scheme beneficiary to reduce moral hazard?
- The impact of NHI on strategic purchasing of medicines - Perspectives from: Pharmaceutical companies & Hospital groups
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Please Watch a Summary Video for the 18 Annual BHF Conference held in Cape Town in July 2017