MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | 2 – 3:30 PM | WASHINGTON, DC

What happens when health service delivery interventions bring together a broad range of actors to design solutions that build in social accountability mechanisms and adopt a steady focus on achieving greater inclusion?  Does the quality of health care services improve? Do service users begin to demand greater accountability for the care they receive or should receive? Does health care expand its reach to previously unserved groups?

Organized in collaboration with Abt Associates, IntraHealth International, and Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM), Counterpart will lead a lively discussion, exploring common themes and lessons emerging from three initiatives implemented in Africa, Latin America, and the United States:

  • Hailu Zelelew will share Abt’s experience in supporting community health insurance schemes in Ethiopia and address how they have enhanced accountability for health care provision and expanded the reach of these services to underserved communities.
  • Wayan Vota will discuss IntraHealth’s experience in Africa and Latin America in building accountability systems that reduce health workers absenteeism and how this has positively affected poor, underserved communities.
  • MHM’s Meg Loomis will share the experience of the Juntos group, a consortium of primary care and behavioral health providers brought together to make integrated health care accessible to a community facing severe health challenges with scarce resources on the U.S.-Mexico border.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
RONALD REAGAN BUILDING, WASHINGTON, DC
OCEANIC SUITE
2 – 3:30 PM

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