POLICY DIALOGUE SERIES: “Strengthening Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa—Changing the Conversation”
The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) is pleased to invite you to the first webinar in the policy dialogue series “Strengthening Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa—Changing the Conversation.” In this series SPARC will host conversations between policymakers and technical partners to better understand what drives progress on strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa through the lens of health purchasing functions—specifying benefits packages, contracting, provider payment, and performance monitoring– rather than specific schemes or solutions.
Please join us for the first webinar in the series:
“Strategic Health Purchasing Progress: A Theory of Change and Practical Steps”
This webinar will take place on Wednesday May 19, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EAT). Policymakers and SPARC technical partners will share a functional framework for describing a country’s health purchasing arrangements and the results they achieve, and the application of the framework in 9 African countries. Panelists will highlight key areas of progress and lessons for policymakers drawn from across the continent. Please join the conversation that promises to “sparc” new insights and practical steps countries can take to better leverage strategic purchasing within current health financing systems to achieve universal health coverage goals.
Real-time interpretation in French will be available.