Can Country Ownership Work? Field Perspectives on Health Systems Strengthening
Join Oxfam America and Management Sciences for Health for a discussion on strengthening country health systems with leading voices from the field. Event is being hosted by Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health and Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy & Campaigns, Oxfam America.
• Dr. Francisco Songane, former Minister of Health, Mozambique, and former director of the WHO’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
• Dr. Zipporah Mang Kpamor, Chief of Party, Nigerian Indigenous Capacity Building Project, Christian Health Association of Nigeria
• Dr. Sin Somuny, executive director of MEDICAM, a health umbrella network with 120+ NGO members in Cambodia, and sub-committee co-chair of the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism for Cambodia
Have doubts about country ownership? Want to hear more about how it works in practice? Right now, President Obama’s Global Health Initiative, The Global Fund, and the International Health Partnership are all seeking to increase country ownership of donor health funds. Civil society and health ministries in developing countries have experience with a range of donor approaches: from disease-specific initiatives to health system strengthening to direct budget support. Hear first-hand perspectives on country ownership from government and civil society health providers. Tough questions welcomed.