P4H in collaboration with the Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP) and Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) organized a side event on health system financing, social health protection and Asia regional collaboration during the UHC Forum 2017 held in Tokyo, Japan from 12-15 December 2017.
Dr Naoko Yamamoto, WHO Assistant Director General, Dr Agnes Soucat, WHO Department for Health Systems Governance and Finance attended the event. The Assistant Director General congratulated all partners for organizing this important event. Dr Yamamoto underscored the role of health financing and social protection in moving towards UHC. Dr Soucat welcomed this event on Asia regional networking for UHC. She underscored networking potentials to improve data and communication to share lessons and experiences and knowledge across countries and regions.
The side event consisted of two parts facilitated by Mr Claude Meyer, P4H Coordinator and Mr Kenji Shibuya, Director of iGHP, Tokyo Japan. At the side event, Dr Bayarsaikhan introduced the P4H website for Asia Networking. He emphasized that UHC is a multi-sector and multidisciplinary issue and each country experience is unique. However, country experiences, lessons and knowledge are rarely shared because of lacked mechanism and platform. Recognizing it, P4H is committed and suited to facilitate it by connecting, informing and involving all. The Asia Networking Initiative in the P4H website creates a space for partnership to facilitate communications and collaborations through broad contacts and access to latest information, knowledge and products.
P4H is open for collaborations and dialogues on information exchange and knowledge sharing with Asian experts and institutions to work together for UHC 2030.