Health Conference

Global health expert talks role of private sector in universal health coverage, at CIGI public lecture

Waterloo — What role should the private sector play in universal health coverage? As the post-2015 development agenda is established, this question has been driving the debate. Global health expert Jeffrey L. Sturchio will shed light on the debate at an upcoming CIGI Signature Lecture on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

“The question is not whether the private sector has a role to play in delivering improved health outcomes around the world,” says CEO of Rabin Martin and academic Jeffrey L. Sturchio, “But rather how should the private sector engage most effectively with other partners in providing those solutions?”

Sturchio’s lecture and live webcast titled, “A Global Governance Puzzle: The Private Sector in Global Public Health,” will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

As the debate over universal health coverage as a potential target of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development goals has evolved in the past few years, a recurring point of discussion has revolved around what role, if any, the private sector should play in delivering on this goal for health systems .More recently, the issue was at the forefront of the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organization in January.

Sturchio will examine effective practices in current health systems. His lecture will outline necessary steps that must be taken by both the private and the public sector and roles that must be assumed to provide a successful model for global universal health coverage.

Members of the public can RSVP in advance by visiting:
Alternatively, a live webcast is available through registration at the same link. Members of the media wishing to attend should RSVP in advance with CIGI Public Affairs Coordinator Erin Baxter, at or 519-885-2444 ext. 7265.

Event: CIGI Signature Lecture – “A Global Governance Puzzle: The Private Sector in Global Public Health” featuring CEO of Rabin Martin and global health expert Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: The CIGI Campus, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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