This background paper on RBF in Africa is the basis for discussion during the the Africa Health Forum 2013: Finance and Capacity for Results. The paper shares some of the operational results starting to come in from HRITF pilots. (en Francais)

African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Health and development partners participated in the day of discussions on April 18, 2013. The Forum was co-hosted by the World Bank and the U.S. State Department Office of Global Health Diplomacy, in collaboration with Harmonization for Health in Africa.

Watch Ministers of Finance & Health from 30 African countries outline their priorities for health. Agenda is below the videos. 


 Video of event - Part 1

 Video of event - Part 2

Thursday, April 18: Ministerial Panels 9 AM-2:00 PM

Opening Remarks: Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa Region
Ray Chambers, UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and Malaria

Panel 1: Sustainable Health Financing (Chair: Makhtar Diop)

Panel 2: Sustainable Institutional Development (Chair: Prof. Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal)

International Partners’ Roundtable (Facilitator: Phil Hay, Acting Head, Communications, Africa Region)

Summary and Conclusions (Ritva S. Reinikka, Director, Africa Human Development)

Closing Remarks: President Jim Yong Kim, Makhtar Diop

Technical discussions will follow on April 19th, hosted by the US State Department Office of Global Health and Diplomacy.

See more information on the forum and access additional background papers.

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Date of Publication: April 2013

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