Thursday 7 September 2017, 4.30AM
Strengthening Universal Health Coverage for the fight against Anti-Microbial Resistance
Please note that this event is taking place in Sri Lanka from 9.30am until 1.30pm local time (4.30am until 8.30am BST). A recording of the event will be made available shortly aftewards.
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: Dr J.M.W. Jayasundara Bandara, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health; Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine and Director, Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH), University of York; Dr Palitha Mahipala, Coordinator, Non Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health, WHO SEARO; 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
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka (recording available shortly afterwards)