July 24, 2013: iHEA Congresses are well established fora, which convene global experts in health economics each year. This year, the Congress was themed Celebrating Health Economics. It was held in Sydney, Australia on July 7-13, 2013. Heartfile participated in two sessions at the event. In the session “What can we learn from public sector based approaches to the challenge of universal health coverage in Asia and Africa?”, organized by Barbara McPake, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Dr. Faraz Khalid, Heartfile presented “The purpose, design and impact of Health Equity Funds: health financing mechanisms to protect the poor and pave the way to universal coverage”. In the other session “Beyond Bismark and Beveridge: innovative financing mechanism for UHC” Dr. Sania Nishtar participated through video message, which can be viewed here.
9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association