Overcoming Public Sector Inefficiencies towards Universal Health Coverage

10 November 2017

Are national health insurance systems the way to overcome public sector inefficiencies and achieve universal health coverage in the Asia-Pacific?

ADB's Mathilde Mailfert will discuss how governments can use national health insurance (NHI) systems to address public sector efficiency gaps, and ultimately guarantee equitable access to health services. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on NHI advantages and implementation challenges with panelists from the Bahamas, Ghana and Laos. 

Mathilde Mailfert is a health financing expert currently consulting for the ADB. An expert on NHI systems, Mathilde has prior experience helping countries across continents moving towards universal health coverage while working and consulting with both NGOs and international organizations and is particularly knowledgeable about financial management and efficiency issues. She holds a MA in Political Studies from Sciences Po (France) and a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The event is part of Health Talks, ADB's in-house lecture series organized by the Health Sector Group.

ADB Organizer: 
Health Sector Group
Event Coordinator: 
Governance and Public Sector Management
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