Friday 25 May 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

Transitioning in the context of Universal Health Coverage

Organised by STOPAIDS, RESULTS UK, Médecins sans Frontières, Aidsfonds, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and International Civil Society Support

Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Sustainable and predicable health financing is required to strengthen health systems and allow countries to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies. It is essential if we are to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and the goals set out in Agenda 2030. Health financing must be at the core of discussions if we are to achieve the vision set out in the General Programme of Work of the WHO in the coming five years.
This event will:

  • Discuss current country progress and challenges to improving sustainable domestic financing for health and the support from donor countries in this regard
  • Showcase both progressive and challenging donor policy and practice as well as country experiences and best and worst practices of countries making progress in improving financial capacity, budgeting and ownership over health programmes as they transition out of donor support
  • Explore and share understanding of the various roles the development community, Member States and civil society organisations have in their approaches to the needs of countries in transition.



  • Michaela Told, Executive Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Opening Remarks

  • Jenny Vaughan, Advocacy Officer, STOPAIDS

Panel Discussion

  • Daniel Graymore, Geneva Representative and Head, Global Funds Department, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Brenda Waning, Chief, Global Drug Facility, Stop TB Partnership
  • Susan Sparkes, Health Financing Technical Officer, Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization
  • Rico Gustav, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainability, International Civil Society Support
  • Matthew MacGregor, Senior Project Lead, Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The event will be moderated by Michaela Told and be preceded by a lunch starting at noon.

Please register to the event by filling the below form: