Day One: Thursday, April 18, 2013


8:30 AM

Introduction, Welcome and Overview  Video

  • Chair: Daniel Wikler – Harvard University
  • Ole Norheim – University of Bergen  Slides

9:00 AM

Why Universal Coverage?  Video

  • Julio Frenk – Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

9:45 AM

Goals of Universal Coverage  Video

  • Gita Sen – Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and Harvard University
  • William Hsiao – Harvard University  Slides

10:30 AM

Morning Break

10:45 AM

Is Universal Coverage “Old Wine in New Bottles”?  Video

  • Adam Wagstaff – World Bank  Slides

11:15 AM

Discussion (for all four speakers)  Video

12:00 PM

Lunch Break


1:00 PM

Learning from Countries with Universal Health Coverage

  • Chair and Introduction: Tessa Tan Torres Edejer – World Health Organization
  • Rwanda: Lisa Hirschhorn – Harvard University  Slides  Video
  • Zambia: Emmanuela Gakidou – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and University of Washington   Slides  Video
  • Cuba: Richard Levins – Harvard University  Video
  • Thailand: Peerapol Sutiwisesak – National Health Security Office  Slides  Video

2:30 PM

Discussion  Video

3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM

Elements of Universal Coverage

  • Chair and Overview: Peter Berman –Harvard University  Slides  Video

4:00 PM

Elements of Universal Coverage: I. Reducing Financial Burden  Video

  • Dean Jamison – University of Washington  Slides
  • Kjell-Arne Johansson – University of Bergen  Slides
  • Till Bärnighausen – Harvard University

5:00 PM

Discussion  Video

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception (all invited)


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