Overview

Whilst the Equity, Flagship and Public Private Partnership (PPP) clusters focus on training, the Knowledge Events Cluster aims at setting up platforms for policy makers and researchers from across Asia to share knowledge, explore common aspects of country experiences, as well as to generate new knowledge that enables policy-makers to be better informed and equipped to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate healthcare policy.

Knowledge Event (KE) for Health Policy Leaders Collaborative Governance in Health Systems: Partnership of Civil Society, Public and Private Sectors.

We promote knowledge transfer and experience sharing on the issue of the “role, engagement, types of services, governance and quality assurance of health service by NGOs in achieving UHC”.

The Knowledge Event (KE) has three main objectives:

  1. To provide a platform for policy-makers and researchers from across Asia to meet,
    share views, ideas and experiences, and generate and disseminate knowledge;
  2. To generate new knowledge, enabling policy-makers to be better informed and
    equipped to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate health service;
  3. To propose a strategic systems framework as conceptual basis and tool for planning and
    implementing hospital reform and for standardizing the sharing of information
    between countries.

Health is produced and maintained through a complete adaptive system of interactions between physical, mental, behavioural, socio-economic and environmental factors. Optimal population health can only be achieved in collaboration with civil society and the business sector in a “whole-of-society” approach.

Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs)1, Civil Society and the business sector provide people with a wider choice of health services outside the public system. Many Asian countries involve diverse health service providers which increase coverage, access, choice and types of service. Both for-profit and not-for profit private sectors have demonstrated their ability to bring in flexibility that appeal to different groups of clients. The private sector is an integral part of health system and provide primary, secondary and tertiary health care, and have a pivotal role as key partners in achieving the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

In recognition of the growing importance of NGO and civil society, the World Health Organisation (WHO) established the Civil Society Initiative in 2001 to develop proposition for more effective and useful relationships with NGOs to work on WHO’s mandate.2 The United Nation has a NGO Major Group tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement of NGO in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.3 A multiplicity of health challenges, coupled with resource constraints, making it imperative for policy makers to learn how to successfully engage the non-governmental sector in order to achieve health sector goals.

 

Footnotes:
1 United Nations (2017). About us, DPI/ NGO relations. Retrieved from https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/about-us-0. Accessed on 26 July 2017.
2 WHO (2002) WHO interaction with civil society and nongovernmental organizations. WHO. Retrieved from http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/67596/1/WHO_CSI_2002_WP6.pdf. Accessed on 26 July 2017.
3 United Nations (2017). Sustainable Development Goal Knowledge platform, Non-Governmental Organizations. Retrieved from https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/ngos. Accessed on 26 July 2017.

Date: 18 November 2017, Saturday
Venue:  School of Public Health Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Webpage: ANHSS-knowledge-event2017

Schedule:
9:15 am – 9:30 am: Opening
9:30 am – 11:15 am: Health Governance in the 21st Century
9:30 am – 9:45 am: Emerging forms of Health Governance: The Challenges and Opportunities
9:45 am – 11:15 am: Individual presentation (15 minutes for each speaker) – Roles, health governance in achieving UHC, engage and mobilize non-public sector partners in providing quality and cost-effective health services
11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break
11:30 am – 1:15 pm: Collaborative Governance
11:30 am – 11:45 am:
Collaborative Governance for UHC: Strategies, Mechanisms and Tools
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Panel discussion and floor discussion – Collaborative approaches in different Asian countries: China (HKSAR), Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand

The half day knowledge event will focus on the role of Civil Society and the Private Sector in achieving UHC in the Health Care System. The governance of health cannot be fully understood without the action of civil society. Plenary representatives from different countries (China (HKSAR), Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand) are invited to share the roles and responsibility, governance and success story of NGO and other actors in civil society in the co-production of health in their health systems and their participation in influencing the determinants of health, health-improving activities such as health promotion, health advocacy as well as changing health governance at local, national and international levels.

The panel will discuss current knowledge in strategies and practices for collaborative governance in partnerships of government and civil society and the business sector and the policies, tools and process of engagement.

Knowledge Event Cluster of the Asia Pacific Network for Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) would like to invite health policy ministers and leaders; health policy specialists, ministerial technical officers, and health sector policy implementers and managers to join the discussion.

  • Prof. Maria Elena B Herrera, Professor, Chair, Department of Strategic Management, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  •  Prof. Siripen Supakankunti, Director of the Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  •  Prof. Laksono Trisnantoro, Professor, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Dr. Narjis Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Prof. EK Yeoh, Director, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and Head Division of Health System Policy and Management Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Distinguished speakers from NGO, civil society and private sectors

Knowledge Event – Policy Summit on Health Governance and Leadership in Universal Health Coverage. 18 November 2017

The half day knowledge event will focus on the role of Civil Society and the Private Sector in achieving UHC in the Health Care System. Plenary representatives from different countries (China (HKSAR), Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand) will discuss current knowledge in strategies and practices for collaborative governance in partnerships of government and civil society and the business sector and the policies, tools and process of engagement.

Registration is also available at

Engaging the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage. 14th – 17th November 2017

We are pleased to announce a course on Private Sector Engagement for Universal Health Coverage form Assessment to Implementation: Strategies and Tools. This week-long intensive course in Hong Kong is offered by the ANHSS. The local organizer is Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, one of the founding member of ANHSS.
This 4-day policy course on “Engaging the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage” will be held on the 14th – 17th November 2017.

You could also access registration information at https://www.anhss2017.com/

Strategic systematic framework

The follow up Event in June 2011 applied the strategic systematic framework for hospital reform to specific countries and their context. Specific elements of hospital reforms was examined in greater details – such as organizational reforms (corporatization, public-private partnerships), governance and regulations.

Hospital Reform: A Strategic Systems Approach

Hospital reform is an important area of healthcare reform, with hospitals accounting for very large proportions of all health care spending, The ANHSS Knowledge Event Cluster hosted its first Knowledge Event on “Hospital Reform: A Strategic Systems Approach” with support from WBI and WB in Hong Kong on 28 – 29 January 2010.