From 2015 Millennium (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Economic Roadmap for Universal Health Care Coverage

May 06, 2015

Note: This event has been cancelled until further notice.
Abstract:The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 by the United Nations have provided a common framework for multilateral and bilateral development assistance and influenced policies carried out by national governments in developing countries themselves. Although significant progress has been made, it is obvious that the targets of the three “health” MDGs (reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV, malaria and other diseases) will not be met in 2015. Since December 2012, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), has been the subject of a political definition universally approved through resolution A.67/81 of the United Nations General Assembly. Both featuring universal health care systems, Canada and France are in a leadership position in the support to UHC as an encompassing health goal in the post-2015 development agenda. Speaker:Professor Jean-Paul Moatti is a specialist in health economics at the University of Aix-Marseille (AMU- SouthEastern France) and a former Director of the French Institute of Public Health (ISP). His lecture will propose a critical analysis of the accomplishments and limitations of current health MDGs. It will discuss the need to go beyond the “humanitarian” paradigm that has been de facto underlying interventions to reach them and how UHC will propose a different and complementary perspective for global health. A discussion will follow the lecture with Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, St. Paul’s Hospital Canfar Chair in HIV/AIDS Research at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU, who will share his own insights on this complex topicLiu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room, UBC 6476 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC