Past eventResearch Event

WHO Reform and Sustainable Health Financing: Working Group Reports Launch

21 May 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:15pm

Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


Charles Clift, Senior Consulting Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
John-Arne Røttingen, Director of the Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; Professor, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo; Visiting Professor of Global Health and Population, Department of Global Health and Population Harvard University; Associate Fellow, Centre for Global Health Security, Chatham House
Chair: David Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House



This event will see the launch of two Chatham House Working Group Reports on Global Health Governance and Financing. 

Following a conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health in December 2011, Chatham House established two high-level working groups to examine critical issues in global health governance and financing. The governance group, chaired by Viroj Tangcharoensathien, examined the role of WHO in global health governance against the background of WHO’s ongoing process of internal reform. The financing group, chaired by John-Arne Røttingen, examined what needed to be done, nationally and internationally, to provide a global framework for sustainable health financing in order to achieve universal health coverage. 

At this event, presentations of the two reports will be followed by comments from panellists and open discussion about the issues raised. The meeting will be followed by a reception for further informal discussion.

The event is being held in cooperation with the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute. Please note that the location of this event is Geneva. The time of the event is 17:30-19:15 BST and 18:30-20:15 local time.

For more information, please contact Robert Ewers.