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Conference on Health and Social Protection: Meeting the needs of the poor, 9-10 October 2008.

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Introduction To Conference[1]

  1. 1. <ul><li>HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION: </li></ul><ul><li>MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE POOR </li></ul><ul><li>VIENTIANE OCTOBER 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ten partners with complementary skills and experience from Lao PDR, Cambodia, China, Sweden, Belgium and the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Advanced Study, Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>China Health Economics Institute, China </li></ul><ul><li>Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China </li></ul><ul><li>West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, China </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Social Development, Beijing Normal University, China </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Public Health, Lao PDR </li></ul>POVILL CONSORTIUM
  3. 3. <ul><li>The purpose is to contribute to efforts by Asian transitional economies to help rural households cope with the challenge of major illness and share lessons with the international community </li></ul>POVILL PROJECT
  4. 4. <ul><li>Provide evidence for the design of strategies to protect the poor against the economic burden of major illness </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the ability of national research institutions to undertake large inter-disciplinary studies that often involve several partners </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to national, regional and international debates </li></ul>OBJECTIVES
  5. 5. <ul><li>Impact of different types of illness on different types of household and the strategies households employ to cope with them </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of schemes that help households cope with major illness </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of providers and ways to reduce unnecessary costs for the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Influences on the formulation and local implementation of policies to help households cope with major illness </li></ul>FOUR SUB-STUDIES
  6. 6. <ul><li>Large household survey and in-depth interviews with 5% of households reporting major illness </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys of provider performance </li></ul><ul><li>Review of management data for health financing schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews of documents and interviews with key informants </li></ul>COMBINATION OF METHODS
  7. 7. <ul><li>Case studies in a few districts or counties in each Asian country </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with policy-makers at each stage of the research </li></ul><ul><li>We have finished collecting data and have one more year to analyse our findings, produce publications and engage in policy debates </li></ul>ORGANISATION OF RESEARCH
  8. 8. <ul><li>Website {} </li></ul><ul><li>Book to be launched at this conference </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based dossier on poverty and health </li></ul><ul><li>We are intensifying our communications activities </li></ul>COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICY INFLUENCE
  9. 9. <ul><li>Present the preliminary findings of the POVILL study and open a dialogue with policy-makers and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange ideas on different aspects of research on health and social protection </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibilities for ongoing exchanges of research findings and experiences </li></ul>CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
  10. 10. <ul><li>Presentation of preliminary findings of POVILL study </li></ul><ul><li>Signing of MoU between the National Institute of Public Health and the Chinese Health Economics Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Panel on research-policy linkages </li></ul><ul><li>Panels on health financing interventions and making health markets work better for the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of book, reception and dinner. </li></ul>CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 1
  11. 11. <ul><li>Panels on pharmaceutical use and building health institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Panels on measuring health-livelihood linkages and environment and health </li></ul><ul><li>Report back on panels </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of the changing context of development research: new kinds of partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals for next steps </li></ul>CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 2
  12. 12. <ul><li>STEPS Centre: responding to challenges in health, environment and agriculture in rapidly changing contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Future Health Systems Consortium: building health systems in contexts of rapid economic, social, technological and demographic change </li></ul><ul><li>WHO: EviPNet </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank: informal networks to share experiences with the implementation of reforms </li></ul>Participating Consortia and Networks