The African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) will be convening a Final Consultation Workshop on 25th and 26th October 2022 in Johannesburg to conclude the extensive consultation process for the AfroPHC Policy Framework being developed. About 35 members of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board are expected to participate, together with other key stakeholders and experts, as the first in-person meeting of AfroPHC.
In order to enhance the workshop there will be two public seminars/webinars 8-10pm South African time on 24th and 25th of October at the auditorium of Wits School of Public Health.
- Prof. Kara Hanson: Overview of Lancet Global Health Commission Report on PHC Financing
- Dr. Oludare Bodunrin: Overview of African Strategic Purchasing for PHC in Africa
- Prof Shabir Moosa: Overview of National Health Insurance and PHC efforts in South Africa, including Proof of Concept in Johannesburg
These will also be broadcast on Zoom. Check your local time here. Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fwMYXUdOR8y3c1YaAtKkqg. There will be French translation available.
Prof Kara Hanson
She has spent the last 30 years researching the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Her major contributions are in the areas of health financing and the private health sector. She chaired the recent Lancet Global Health Commission on Financing Primary Health Care, and have authored key publications on how strategic purchasing can help to improve health system performance. Her work on the private sector has contributed to understanding of the opportunities and limitations of using the private sector to extend access to critical public health interventions and, more recently, to the challenges of regulating healthcare markets. She frequently advise national governments and international organisations on health system and financing issues. She is President-Elect of the International Health Economics Association.
Dr. Oludare (‘Dare) Bodunrin
Over the last decade, Oludare Bodunrin has been working on strategic initiatives to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in Nigeria. Fondly called ‘Dare, he currently serves as the Acting Director and Technical lead at the SPARC, a strategic purchasing initiative hosted by Amref Health Africa to broker support to countries as they design and implement reforms geared towards efficient and equitable use of financial resources for health. Before joining SPARC, he served as a senior program officer at the Results for Development (R4D) in Nigeria during which he led the design and implementation of Social Health Insurance Schemes, facilitated joint learning about sub-national healthcare policy makers and managed key program functions as country representative of R4D Nigeria. ‘Dare’s professional interest and experience includes, health insurance design and implementation, supply chain for healthcare commodities, primary healthcare systems strengthening, private sector engagement and Not-for-Profit Management. He strongly advocates for self-sufficiency, mutually beneficial partnership and home-grown evidence-based solutions for sustainable development in Africa
Prof Shabir Moosa
Prof Shabir Moosa is a family physician with an MBA and PhD. He works in public service clinics of Soweto and at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has extensive experience in rural general practice and the development of family medicine and primary care services in both rural and urban district health services in South Africa and Africa. Shabir is involved in development and research around family medicine, community-oriented primary health care (COPC) and health management for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. He is Member at Large in the Executive Committee of WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors), and Executive Coordinator of AfroPHC, the African Forum for Primary Health Care (PHC), bringing African PHC team leaders together to advocate for PHC and UHC