Next Steps on UHC—Moving Forward from the G20 and HLM-UHC

September 24, 2019
New York

JCIE, in cooperation with the UN Foundation, convened a small, high-level roundtable of global health experts and policymakers on the morning after the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC to discuss what the next steps should be to turn the commitments in recent forums into concrete action, maintain momentum in advancing UHC in low- and middle-income countries, and encourage Japan and other countries to continue to lead on the UHC agenda. This followed up on the work of JCIE’s International Advisory Group, which advised the Japanese government in advancing UHC and other global health priorities while chairing the G20 Summit.

Focus of Discussions:

  1. What progress has been made in the past year in advancing UHC, including through the G20 process, the UN-HLM, etc?
  2. How do we consolidate gains from the past year and turn the commitments that various countries have made into concrete action?
  3. What else is needed to help equip low- and middle-income countries to move toward UHC? What other steps are needed in terms of health financing? Does more need to be done to fill gaps elsewhere?
  4. How can Japan contribute as a global leader (including through financing, technical advice, and intellectual leadership)?
  5. What can be done to keep momentum beyond the HLM and the G20?
Opening

Welcome
Hon. GUNILLA CARLSSON, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Opening Remarks
JAMES GANNON, Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
KATE DODSON, Vice President, United Nations Foundation

Initial remarks: Purpose of meeting
Hon. KEIZO TAKEMI, Member, House of Councillors; WHO Goodwill Ambassador for UHC

Special remarks
Hon. KATSUNOBU KATO, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Roundtable Discussion               
Assessing the G20 and HLM in Advancing UHC

Initial Comments
Amb. TAMAKI TSUKADA, Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Dr. YASUYUKI SAHARA, Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Dr. SUWIT WIBULPOLPRASERT, Vice Chair, International Health Policy Program Foundation
Dr. ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Co-chair, UHC2030 Steering Committee

Roundtable Discussion

Next Steps

Initial comments
Hon. MUHAMMAD PATE, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank; Director, Global Financing Facility
Dr. SETH BERKLEY, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Hon. DONALD KABERUKA, Board Chair, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; former President, African Development Bank (AfDB); former Minister of Finance, Rwanda

Roundtable discussion

Closing Remarks

REEM FAHD AL BUNYAN

Consultant, Program for Health Assurance and Purchasing, Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia 

RIYADH ABDULLAH ALSHAMSAN

Consultant, Program for Health Assurance and Purchasing, Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia 

OMAR SAYYED ALSHANQEETY

CEO, Program for Health Assurance and Purchasing, Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia 

SETH BERKLEY

CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 

SIMON BLAND

Director, New York Liaison Office, UNAIDS 

HON. GUNILLA CARLSSON

Executive Director, UNAIDS; former Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden 

MAURICIO CYSNE

Director, External Relations, Unitaid 

TARLTON DESSISLAVA

Program Officer, Unitaid 

KATE DODSON

Vice President for Global Health Strategy, UN Foundation 

SATOSHI EZOE

Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 

JAMES GANNON

Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) 

DAVID HIPGRAVE

Senior Health Advisor, Team Leader, UNICEF 

YUMIKO HORIE

Advocacy Manager, Save the Children Japan 

AMB. TOSHIYA HOSHINO

Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations 

SUSAN HUBBARD, FELLOW

JCIE/USA 

EMI INAOKA

Deputy Director, Global Health Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 

KAZUMI INDEN

Health Specialist, World Bank 

ELIZABETH IVANOVICH

Director, Global Health, United Nations Foundation 

MANOJ JHALANI

Additional Secretary & Mission Director, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India 

HON. DONALD KABERUKA

Board Chair, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; former President, African Development Bank (AfDB); former Minister of Finance, Rwanda 

HON. KATSUNOBU KATO

Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan 

HIDEKO KATSUMATA

Executive Director & COO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan) 

ILONA KICKBUSCH

Director of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; Co-chair, UHC2030 Steering Committee 

YOSUKE KITA

Senior Coordinator for Global Health, International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan 

HIROSHI MATSUMURA

Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan 

DANA MCLAUGHLIN

Associate, Global Health, United Nations Foundation 

ROSEMARY MUSEMINALI

Director, External and Donor Relations, UNAIDS; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rwanda 

MASATARO NORIZUKI

Doctor, Bureau of International Health Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan 

FRANCIS OMASWA

Executive Director, African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) 

ARIEL PABLOS-MENDEZ

Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; former USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health

TOOMAS PALU

Adviser, Global Coordination, World Bank Group

WALAIPORN PATCHARANARUMOL

Director, International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand 

HON. MUHAMMAD PATE

Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank; Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF); former Minister of State for Health, Nigeria 

YASUYUKI SAHARA

Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan 

MARIE-ANGE SARAKA-YAO

Managing Director for Resource Mobilisation, Private Partnerships and Innovation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 

KIYOKO SHIROMASA

Program Associate, JCIE/USA

JOJI SUGAWARA

Staff, Office of Hon. Keizo Takemi

MANABU SUMI

Director, Global Health Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 

AMB. YUKIO TAKASU

Special Advisor on Human Security to the UN Secretary General; former UN Under-secretary General for Management; former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations 

HON. KEIZO TAKEMI

Member, House of Councillors; WHO Goodwill Ambassador for UHC 

AMB. TAMAKI TSUKADA

Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 

NINAN VARUGHESE

Senior Advisor, UNAIDS 

MAYA WEDEMEYER

Global Health Manager, JCIE/USA 

SUWIT WIBULPOLPRASERT

Vice Chair, International Health Policy Program Foundation 

MASAYUKI YAMAGUCHI

Secretary to the Minister, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan 

NAOKO YAMAMOTO

Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage/Healthier Populations, World Health Organization (WHO) 

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