Concept Note for
Workshop on health financing for faster toward universal health coverage (UHC)
Several Civil Society Organizations (CSO) are involved in advocacy work at country level to promote more equitable and efficient health funding systems. Some of them are actively operating social health protection (SHP) schemes such as health equity funds (HEF), community health protection fund (CHPF previously called CBHI), voucher for health (V4H), and community health equity fund (CHEF); some other are very active in provision of supports to health service delivery system in the country. The political interest around UHC and the reforms already going on create spaces for collaboration with these organizations to promote political changes, aimed to strengthen public policies and move faster towards UHC.
In this context and to improve CSO’s knowledge and capacities, WHO is supporting a series of health financing workshops in Asian countries, including Cambodia, in partner with local CSOs. And to contribute to achievement of WHO’s program, SHPA with supports from partners is planning to organize a two day workshop on health financing for faster toward UHC in Phnom Penh for following objectives.
- To improve the knowledge of CSOs and policy makers on potential health financing mechanisms that help to move faster toward UHC;
- To draw lessons from other countries in Asia on how to move forward to UHC in context where Community Health Protection Fund (CHPF) are in place;
- To develop a sustainable mechanism for policy dialogue between CSOs and policy makers on health financing and UHC in Cambodia and in Asia;
- To formulate a joint statement of CSOs for UHC advocacy at national level and subnational level
- Increased participation of CSOs in implementation of social health protection schemes and advocacy at national, sub-national and operational district levels.
- Establishment of sustainable mechanisms for policy dialogues between CSOs and country policy makers
- A joint statement of CSOs for UHC advocacy at national level and subnational level
Who will attend?
- Interested CSOs in health sector (approximately 25 persons from 25 organizations). They will participate fully in the two day workshop, and they are also encouraged to contribute the workshop session planning.
- Representatives from related policy decision: MoH=2; MoE=2; CARD=1; NSSF=1; NSSF-C=1; Members of Parliament=3. They will participate in the afternoon sessions of the second day and cocktail reception.
- Representatives from relevant partners: WHO=1; WB=1; DIFAD=1; USAID=1; KOICA=1; GIZ=1; KFW=1; UNDP=1; ILO=1. They will participate in the afternoon sessions of the second day and cocktail reception.
When will it take place?
17th to 18th September 2015
Where will it take place?
Intercontinental Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Audience: CSOs, NGOs and CHPF representatives
8.30-9.00: Welcoming and introductions
9.00-10.00: Setting the Scene – Presentation on general concepts on health financing and UHC with some global and regional experiences
10.00-10.15: Coffee Break
10.15-11.00: Understanding the context – Presentation on Health financing and UHC in Cambodia
11.00-12.30: Working groups – Identifying main gaps of the Cambodian health financing and UHC from a CSOs’ perspective
12.30-13.30: Lunch Break
13.30 -14.30: Plenary – Identifying main gaps of the Cambodian Health Financing and UHC from a CSO perspective
14.30-15.00: Presentation on UHC and the challenge in covering the informal sector – Any global and regional experience on the potential role of CBHI and other voluntary health insurance
15.00-15.15: Coffee break
15.15-16.00: CBHI implementation and lessons learned in Cambodia – 2-3 presentations
16.00-17.30: Working groups – How to bridge the gaps and move forward to UHC with the current policy and health financing situation in Cambodia
Audience: The same participants as in Day 1
8.30-9.30: Plenary – How to bridge the gaps and move forward to UHC with the current policy and health financing situation in Cambodia
9.30-10.45: Reviewing the draft of the political statement by CSOs (CLOSE SESSION?)
10.45-11.00: Coffee break
11.00-12.00: How to move forward – the CSOs’ agenda, including sustaining and expanding networking
12.00-13.30: Lunch break
Audience: CSOs in the health sector, members of Parliament, Ministry of Finance, MoH, MoVLl, MoSOLV, CARD, health development partners.
13.30-15.00: Recap of Day 1 and morning Day 2
What is UHC and what is the situation of UHC in Cambodia? (Por)
CSOs’ statement on promoting progress to UHC in Cambodia!
15.00-15.30: Coffee break
15.30-16.30: Panel Discussion on How to move forward to achieving UHC in Cambodia – Roles of different stakeholders
16.30-17.15 Next steps and closing
17.30-19.00 Networking session with Cocktail receipt
SHPA was established on November 24, 2011 after Community Health Protection Fund (CHPF) operators decided to come together to form a new association that would provide them with a collective voice and platform for collaboration, enable them to access high quality technical support, draw in greater financial resources and facilitate information sharing and policy development with the wider Social Health Protection (SHP) sector. On 23rd May 2012, the Association legally registered as a local Cambodian NGO. Over the past years of establishment SHPA has achieved good results in capacity building for its members and has developed a wide range of support. SHPA has worked to establish itself as a trusted and valued partner of the Ministry of Health and has built relationships with other key government departments. Over the next five years SHPA will build on the already existing advocating activities to improve its influence with key decision makers across the government as well as with development partners supporting the sector and other relevant actors. SHPA will also reach out to new audiences to ensure knowledge of social health protection and insurance increases among the public as a whole. Significant work remains to be done in further promoting demand for CHPF among the near- and non-poor, and in promoting access to quality health services among the poor. To date SHPA has 14 organization members in which members employ more than 1000 staff and more than 10,000 volunteers in the field.
Table 1: SHPA Vision, Mission, Key Success Factors, and Core Value
|Vision: Together with our members, we are the trusted, leading, driving force in social health protection|
|Mission: We provide and coordinate capacity building, support, and advocacy for our members|
|Critical Success Factors: