Events

  • UNGA high-level event on world leaders for universal health coverage

    On Monday 18 September from 4:30-6:00 pm, UHC2030– together with the Government of Japan, the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme and The Rockefeller Foundation– will hold a high-level event on universal health coverage (UHC) timed to the United Nations General Assembly.  Momentum for universal health coverage is at an all-time high, with growing consensus that UHC is a prerequisite for poverty eradication and shared prosperity, and strong endorsements from global leaders including the new Director-General of the World Health Organization. This event will look at how UHC is essential to achieving health and well-being for all (SDG 3), how UHC helps achieve broader development goals, and how diverse partners are driving continued progress – including advocating for strong primary health care systems. Key themes of this event are: 1.  Highlighting the importance of UHC as the core driver to achieve the SDGs and ...

  • WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases: Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030

    World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs to, by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment. The Conference is hosted by the President of Uruguay from 18 to 20 October 2017 in Montevideo.   Goal To highlight the critical links between reducing premature deaths from NCDs and enhancing policy coherence across areas that impact the governance, prevention, management and surveillance of NCDs. Objectives To provide guidance to Member States on how to reach SDG target 3.4 by 2030 by influencing public policies in sectors beyond health and enhancing policy coherence; Launch a set of new global initiatives to help countries accelerate progress in reducing premature mortality from NCDs and fast track efforts to attain SDG target 3 ...

  • GLL Webinar 3: Quality improvement nuggets - wisdom from the field

    Improvement efforts across the world yield important lessons and learning that can stimulate changes elsewhere. Documenting and sharing the accumulated wisdom from these improvement efforts is critical in fostering the generation of new knowledge to increase the impact of quality improvement interventions. Opportunities for shared learning and exploration are limited. This webinar of the WHO Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC provides an opportunity to hear directly from colleagues implementing quality improvement interventions using a variety of approaches in distinct health systems across the world. The focus will be on “change nuggets” that emerge from applying quality improvement approaches to a wide range of subject areas. Linkages between quality improvement and leadership & management processes will also be considered. The 60 minute interactive webinar will draw on the lessons learned and results from a number of countries supported by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project. This ...

  • European Observatory Venice Summer school 2017: "Placing the person at the centre of the health system: concepts, strategies, results"

    The Observatory Venice Summer School 2017 is a one week intensive course that brings together policy makers, planners, managers, professionals and civil society representatives who will be learning, debating and sharing experiences about the conceptual, strategic and practical issues around achieving person-centred health systems. Objectives: To explore how ‘person-centredness’ is understood at the different levels of the system and by different stakeholders and what this means for the development of person-centred strategies To review key approaches to achieving person-centred health systems in different contexts To examine ways of monitoring the performance of person-centred strategies To assess the evidence about the impacts of person-centred strategies at different system levels and understand who benefits and what the possible unintended consequences are To discuss future trends, key challenges and policy options towards achieving person-centred health systems   Read more...

  • GLL Webinar 2: National Quality Policy & Strategy (NQPS): The role of NQPS in driving change in health systems

    National quality policies and strategies are pivotal in strengtheing health systems, making progress towardds Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and achieving the SDGs. It is a key focus area of the WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL) for Quality UHC. Implementation-informed policy development provides the basis for assuring and sustaining a culture of quality across all levels of the health system. There is wide acknowledgement that governance of quality is intimately related to how quality is perceived at the fornt-line of service delivery is intimately related to how quality is perceived at the front-line of service delivery and in making services more people-centered. For more information click here

  • 70th World Health Assembly

    The 70th World Health Assembly will take place from 22-31 May in Geneva, Switzerland. This annual event brings together health representatives from Member States, together with civil society organisations, to discuss challenges and solutions in global health. Key events Wednesday, 24 May 2017 from 12:30 to 14:00 in Room IX, Palais des Nations Building Health Care Systems for the Future: Innovations from BRICS countries on people-centred reforms This high-level side event sponsored by the People's Republic of China will highlight peole-centred service delivery innovations taking palce in BRICS countries, as well as the perspectives fo other countries, development partners, professional associations and patients organizations in adopting people-centred approaches to support progress towards UHC and the health-related SDGs.    

  • 17th International Conference in Integrated Care "Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people"

    The 16th International Conference in Integrated Care "Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people" will incorporate the 5th World Congress on Integrated Care as it comes to Europe for the first time. It will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from the 8-10 May 2017.  The conference themes include: Promoting the health and welfare of people, families and communities; Timely transitions: optimizing patient flow across care settings: Preventing and managing chronic disease: engaging and empowering people; Ageing health and well being; and Implementing integrated care. For more information, please visit: http://www.integratedcarefoundation.org/icic17   

  • Meet Integrated Care Pioneers in Edinburgh, Manchester and Wrexham!

    Study tours offer a unique opportunity to meet integrated care pioneers in their natural environment and to experience and learn about integrated care practices from national and regional innovations. They are designed to support clinicians, managers and policy-makers with an interest and responsibility in the successful adoption of integrated care in policy and practice. Designed to be live case studies, the study visits offer the possibility to discuss regional and country-level strategies with the responsible decision makers, assess the barriers, facilitators and key drivers for integrated care at a regional and local level and reflect upon the transferability of lessons learned in moderated discussions and workshops. The ICIC17 Three Country Study Tour will visit Scotland, England and Wales and seeks to examine the leadership and management of integrated care in these regions. Sessions will focus on the development of new models and approaches to care for older people with complex ...

  • WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters Series - Community centred Palliative Care

    The International Foundation for Integrated Care is delighted to introduce a new series of webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice.The series will be hosted by IFIC – Scotland in collaboration with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, the Health and Social Care Alliance, the University of the West of Scotland and the Scottish School of Primary Care. Each monthly webinar will feature health and care practitioners from Scotland in conversation with colleagues from across the World. All of the ‘Home and Away’ presenters have lived experience of implementing people-centred integrated care and will offer practical tips and peer support as part of IFIC’s global community of practice. Each one hour session will include insights from people who currently use health and social care support and from undergraduate students as the future workforce. Each webinar will extend IFIC’s on-line knowledge tree of tools and resources related to the specific integrated care ...