The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) is an annual international conference that focuses on policy-related health issues. The theme of this year’s conference was “Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage”. It took take place in Bangkok, Thailand from January 28 to February 2, 2020.
SHOPS Plus served on a panel, co-hosted a side meeting with USAID, and had a poster presentation.
On Tuesday, January 28, Caroline Quijada, deputy director, SHOPS Plus, gave a panel presentation on an enabling environment for private sector collaboration in service delivery during the session titled, “Service Delivery and UHC with the Private Sector”. Learn more.
On Tuesday, January 28, USAID and SHOPS Plus hosted a side meeting titled “Private sector funds for private sector health: A feasible strategy to increase access to health care?”. Learn more.
- Session moderator: Caroline Quijada, Deputy Director, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates
- Opening remarks: Elaine Menotti, Health Science Specialist, Deputy Division Chief, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Service Delivery Improvement Division, USAID
- Jeanna Holtz – Health Financing Director, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates
- Harry Masyrafah – Regional Manager, N. Sumatra, Jalin project (USAID), DAI
- Sanchayan Chakraborty – Partner, Aavishkaar Venture Private Management Services, India
- Susan Scribner – Vice President, Health Systems Solutions, DAI
On Friday, January 31, Isseu Touré, SHOPS Plus chief of party for Senegal, gave a poster presentation titled “Friends, Not Foes: Public-private Co-design in Senegal in Pursuit of UHC”. The presentation shared lessons from a pilot co-designed by SHOPS Plus, Senegal’s agency for UHC (aCMU), and a national association of private health providers (ASPS) to expand financial risk protection though greater collaboration between mutuelles (government-subsidized mutual health associations) and private providers to purchase and provide services.