This event, hosted at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., was held in partnership with PSI, PATH, and Devex and marks the launch of the Spring edition of PSI’s Impact Magazine, “The Best Buys Issue: Where to Invest in Global Health in 2014.” The event was also supported by a grant from Merck, through its Merck for Mothers Program.
Panel 1: The Value of an Enabling Environment – What Makes an Investment Successful?
The first panel explored the enabling elements that help health interventions succeed – such as a favorable regulatory environment, a functioning health system, political will, and donor support – and debated why interventions have succeeded in some contexts and not others.
Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development (Moderator) @glassmanamanda
- Karen Cavanaugh, Director, Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, USAID @USAIDGH
Karl Hofmann, CEO, PSI @KarlHofmannPSI
Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, Founder and CEO, access.mobile, @kyelpaala and @accessmobileinc
Panel 2: Today’s Innovations – Where to Invest in Global Health in 2014
The second panel highlighted examples of specific global health interventions being deployed by donors and governments, and discussed why – or why not – they are a good investment based on considerations of innovation, health impact, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex (Moderator) @raj_devex
Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer, PATH @PATHTweets
Dr. Jim Cunningham, Senior Principal Scientist, Merck Research Labs @Merck
Anastasia Thatcher, Global Health Lead, Accenture Development Partners
Dr. Mark Grabowsky, Chief Operation Officer, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Officer (UNSEO)
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