Event: Accountability for health equity

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Room 100, IDS Building

05/10/2018 - 13:00 to 14:30

Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage

This seminar will discuss the main themes of the recently published IDS Bulletin 49.2, ‘Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage’.

This seminar will be live-streamed via Facebook.

The themes this seminar will talk about are: 

  • the nature of accountability politics ‘in time’ and the cyclical aspects of efforts towards accountability for health equity
  • the contested politics of ‘naming’ and measuring accountability, and the intersecting dimensions of marginalisation and exclusion that are missing from current debates
  • the shifting nature of power in global health and new configurations of health actors, social contracts, and the role of technology.

This Bulletin is an output of the Accountability for Health Equity programme, supported by the ESRC-DFID Unequal Voices project, the DFID Future Health Systems research programme consortium, and grants from the Open Society Foundation and the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative. 

Speakers: Erica Nelson, Denise Namburete, N’weti, Vera Schattan Coelho, Cebrap.

Discussant: Gerry Bloom.

Read overview of ESRC-DFID Research Evidence on Health For All by 2030

In the following short film, ESRC-DFID researcher, Denise Namburete of N’weti Health in Mozambique talks about the need to involve citizens to achieve Universal Health Coverage:

Denise Namburete talks about the need to involve citizens to achieve universal health coverage.

Denise Namburete, N’weti Health, Mozambique