Jean-Paul Moatti

Health Economics, University of Aix-Marseille

Professor Jean-Paul Moatti is a specialist in health economics at the University of Aix-Marseille (AMU- South-Eastern 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 Millenium Development Goals. 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.

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French Scholars Lecture Series, Jean-Paul Moatti, 2015

Jean-Paul Moatti

Lecture: "From 2015 Millenium (MDGs) to 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs): The Economic Roadmap for Universal Health Coverage?"

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 accomplished, 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. Due to the universal character of their own health systems, both Canada and France are in a leadership position in the support to UHC as an encompassing health goal in the post-2015 development agenda.