Financing national and subnational health systems in a post-pandemic world: USAID’S role in achieving SDG 3

The open roundtable discussion will serve to share best practices and identify challenges of own-source financing for health.

On 28 July 2021, the ATI supporting organisation Save the Children will host the online event “USAID´s role in achieving SDG 3 in a post-pandemic world: financing national and subnational health services”. The focus of the discussion will be on the strategies to finance the rebuild of basic health services and achieve “health for all” after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United States, an ATI development partner, has increasingly emphasised domestic resource mobilisation (DRM), with it featuring prominently in USAID’s framework to end preventable maternal and child deaths. Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded, seven-year USD $185 million project implemented by a consortium led by Palladium and includes a health financing/DRM pillar.

Save the Children believes that the pressing health financing needs resulting from COVID-19 make it an opportune moment to take stock of U.S. foreign assistance for DRM for health. In this vein, the organisation recently published a report, Building Resilient Health Financing in the Wake COVID-19: Case Studies of Subnational Health Budgeting in Kenya”, which will offer a basis for discussion at the roundtable. The report, based on fieldwork in Makueni and Nyeri Counties, sought to identify best practices for donors seeking to support subnational health financing and focuses on supporting civil society engagement on tax and budgeting.

The event will take place on July 28, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 AM (EST) and will proceed as follows:

                         Suneeta Sharma, Palladium, Director Health Policy Plus Project

                         Steve Rozner, USAID, Senior Public Financial Management (PFM) Advisor

                         Anne Musuva, ThinkWell, Country Director for Kenya

  • 10:50-11:20: Open roundtable discussion with attendee engagement
  • 11:20-11:30: Conclusion from Smita Baruah

The event will be moderated by Smita Baruah, Save the Children’s Sr. Director for Global Health & Development Policy. 

To participate, please register here.