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Key topics for discussion on the 3 rd National Community Health Financing Conference

Objective one : To review progress made in implementing CHF and introducing the NHIS in the past 12 months

TOPICS ISSUES PRESENTERS

1) Current status of community health financing (CHF) in Uganda:

-Community health insurance (CHI)
-other CHF instruments
  • New developments(coverage,service providers,populations,new promoters,products)
  • Performance(numbers,service providers,premiums,benefit packages)
  • challenges

1. Save for Health Uganda(SHU)/Uganda community Based Health Financing Association(UCBHFA)

2. Voucher schemes/beneficiary

3. Microfinance products(Brac)

4. SACCOS(UCSCU)

2. Impact of CHF on healthcare service providers.

  5.Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB)

3. The proposed Luwero District Community Health Insurance Scheme (LDCHIS)

  • Scheme design
  • Ordinance Current stage and next steps

6. scheme member

7. Saver For Health Uganda(SHU)

8. Luwero District Local Government

4. Progress/ Achievements on the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the past 12 months

  • Progress made on the process of introducing NHIS over the past 12 months
  • What is planned to be achieved in the next 12 months
9. Ministry of Health

Objective two : To demonstrate innovations in CHF and other social protection initiatives for attracting and managing informal sector households.

TOPICS ISSUES PRESENTERS

1. Impact of affordable technology and new innovations in managing (collecting contributions, members and benefits) voluntary schemes for the informal sector.

Tested innovative distribution channels, collection methods/ channels for the informal sector.

1. Save for Health Uganda(SHU)/Uganda community Based Health Financing Association(UCBHFA)

2. Voucher schemes/beneficiary

3. Microfinance products(Brac)

4. SACCOS(UCSCU)

2. Impact of systems, structures and technology for efficient implementation of social protection initiatives in the informal sector.

Tested appropriate designs, products and technology for low-income populations and informal sector.

5.Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB)

3. Innovations in CHF and other social protection initiatives for attracting and managing informal sector households.

Research studies

6. scheme member

7. Saver For Health Uganda(SHU)

8. Luwero District Local Government


Objective three : To indentify strategies how the informal sector can access CHI, other social protection initiatives and NHIS.

TOPICS ISSUES PRESENTERS

1. Assessment of strategies employed by governments to make it easy for informal sector families to access CHI ,NHIS and other Social Protection initiatives.

Experiences from Ghana, Rwanda

International guest speakers (Ghana and Rwanda)

2. Strategies how the informal sector can access CHI, NHIS& other social protection initiatives.

Research studies

Researchers/Practitioners

Structure of the conference

The different sharing sessions are planned to be informative, interactive as well as practical. Demonstrations will be used to bring to life information which will be shared through keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations. Plenary discussions will form a key part of every session for purposes of building consensus among participants particularly on the next steps.

Expected Participants

The CHF conference gets bigger every year. From 160 participants last year, at least 200 participants are targeted for the 3 rd conference. These will include policy makers, development partners, central and local government leaders, CHF schemes promoters, community health insurance beneficiaries, academia, private companies, healthcare providers, civil society, and the general public.

Expected outcomes

The conference is expected to provide practical answers to policy makers and other stakeholders on the most feasible approaches for reaching the informal sector to enrol in the proposed NHIS and other social protection initiatives. It will allay fears on promotion, enrolling, managing data and demands of the masses when the NHIS is introduced.