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

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