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Strengthening Universal Health Coverage for the fight against Anti-Microbial Resistance: Global Health Histories Seminar 102

Thursday 7 September 2017, 9.00AM to 13:30pm

*‌This event is scheduled for 9:00am SLST, which is 4:30am BST*

GHH #102 Poster: GHH 102 Final (PDF , 250kb)

This seminar traces the inter-connections between reform in Universal Health Coverage and Sri Lanka’s role in expanding the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Panelists will consider the challenges facing the provision of high quality, free healthcare to all; the financial, political and health challenges posed by AMR; and the need for novel health financing strategies to change pharmaceutical and antibiotics supply and usage. This seminar is the first step towards a broad- ranging coalition founded on the basis that Sri Lanka has an important global role to play in strengthening Universal Health Coverage, and combating AMR.

The event will feature contributions from: Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine and Director, Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH), University of York; Dr Lakshmi Somatunga, Deputy Director General, Medical Services(I), Ministry of Health; Dr. Sunil De Alwis, Deputy Director General, Education, Training & Research, Ministry of Health; Dr. Suranga Dolamulla, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, University of York, Director/ Tertiary care Services, Ministry of Health; Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke, Consultant Microbiologist, Sri Jayewardenapura General Hospital, Sri Lanka; Dr. BVSH Beneragama, Deputy Director General/ Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health & Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Deputy Director General, National Hospital of Sri Lanka 


A recording of the event will be made available shortly afterwards. 


Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka