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The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health: Ten Years On

Chatham House, London

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Hon Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, Republic of South Africa
Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
Sir George Alleyne, UN Special Envoy for HIV/Aids, Caribbean
Sir Richard Feachem, University of California, San Francisco
Dr Hans Hogerzeil, former Director, Essential Medicines & Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization
Professor David L Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House


The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (CMH), appointed by the World Health Organization, analysed the impact of health on development and sought ways in which health-related investments could advance economic growth and equity in developing countries.

This event will serve as a platform to review developments over the last 10 years in major areas covered by the CMH, which reported its findings and recommendations in December 2001. Themes to be examined at the conference include the quantity and quality of international and national financing for health, the challenges of building domestic health financing systems to deliver a basic package of care, and the role of the private sector and trade rules in stimulating innovation and in promoting access to medicines needed in developing countries. This international event will bring together leading thinkers at the intersection between macroeconomics and health and provide an influential arena for the consideration of new policies for addressing the challenges we face in continuing to improve global health, in particular for the world's poorest.

This event is full and registration has closed.