Key solutions for stronger health systems

By Naomi Mihara 07 November 2016

Devex spoke to leaders in global health to glean some solutions to building successful and more robust health systems.

Engaging diverse partners may be key to making health markets work, but how can we overcome the remaining obstacles?

Devex spoke to Khawar Mann, The Abraaj Group’s health care team managing director; Yasmin Madan, marketing director at Population Services International; Jeffrey Rowland, director of global operational partnerships at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Ronald de Jong, chief market leader at Royal Philips; and Jeremy Veillard, strategic policy adviser for health at The World Bank Group, to glean some solutions to building successful and more robust health systems.

How can investors be included from the start? What does value really mean for all stakeholders, including businesses and consumers? And what’s the future for new outcome-oriented funding models and innovative data collection? Click on the video above to hear responses to some of these questions for creating a stronger future.

Making Markets Work is an online conversation to explore what’s being done to make global health care markets accessible to people at the base of the pyramid. Over 10 weeks, Devex and its partners — The Abraaj Group, Philips and Population Services International — will amplify the discussion around effective health financing, analyze key challenges blocking universal market access in the health care supply chain, and explore the key strategies to make markets more effective. Join us as we look at this important issue, and share your thoughts by tagging #MakingMarketsWork and @Devex.

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Naomi Mihara

Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.


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