Investing in Health

Investing in Health Forum will examine how investment across various sectors can reduce mortality and simultaneously boost inclusive income, presenting synthesized findings that illustrate the economic returns sustained from research and development across health industries. The conference will draw on case studies from China, Ghana and Myanmar to support parts of the findings.

Participants will argue that publicly financed health interventions and cost effectiveness have the potential to boost social welfare, presenting research on the impact of publicly financed insurance and ways to raise public financing in universal health coverage. One case study will show that in Lebanon, for example, an increase in tobacco tax would enhance financial risk protection. Finally, the speakers will recommend that the actionable policy implications derived from the above research should be directed towards governments as well as donors.

Forum chair

Prof. Dean Jamison

Professor Emeritus of Global Health

University of California