Achieving UHC in Asia and Africa by Scaling Community/Locally driven Innovation

Welcome remarks & setting context


Amref Health Africa/ PHFI
Dr. Frasia Karua /Dr. Priya Balasubramaniam

Opening remarks


Mr. Justin Wood

Head, Asia and the Pacific, World Economic Forum


Asia perspective: strengthening health systems capacity for UHC
How has governance, leadership and political environment impact health system capacity in Asia? How is the private sector contributing?


Moderator: Dr. Wangari Ng’ang’a, UHC Technical Adviser, Executive Office of the President, Kenya


  • Mr. Rohit Deo Jha, Deputy Director National Health Authority-Ayushman Bharat- Government of India
  • Dr. Shirley Lourdes Domingo, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs Group, PhilHealth, Philippines
  • Dr. Maya Rusady, Director for Health Services, Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS)
  • Dr. Le Van Kham, Director, Health Insurance Department, Ministry of Health, Vietnam
  • Dr. Mohd Safiee bin Ismail, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • State/Provincial Perspective:
    Dr. P. Umanath, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation, India

Nutrition and Networking



Community-led Innovation, Scale & the role of new intermediaries
What are underlying factors that drive scale?
How have new health intermediaries (such as non-state development sector institutions) contributed to scaling innovations?

11:15- 12:45

Moderator: Ms. Rhenu Bhuller, Partner – Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan


  • Dr. Gregorius Bimantoro, CEO and Founder, Atoma Medical
  • Ms. Anda Sapardan, COO and Co-founder, TeleCTG International
  • Ms. Deborah Gildea, Head (Asia), Novartis Social Business
  • Ms. Aye Aye Sein, Deputy Director General of Administration, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), Myanmar 
  • Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Vice-Chairperson, BRAC, Bangladesh
  • Local perspectives on partnerships and scale:
    Prof. Safurah Bt Ja'afar, Associate Professor of Community Medicine, International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Dr. Le Thi Thu Hien, Program Director, PATH

Summary and context setting for Deep Dive


Lunch Break


Deep Dive

Leveraging Community driven innovations for UHC.
The role of enablers (technology, private sector, government, local communities) and Building Regulation and Accountability Mechanisms


Invited Participant Stakeholders

Country representatives, regional private sector innovators, community representatives, regional development implementing organizations

Deep Dive Session format, Kigali framework overview and introductions


Amref/ PHFI – Facilitate
Dr. Priya Balasubramaniam, Dr. Desta Lakew, Dr. Frasia Karua
Individuals share name and expertise.
Break out in to 4 enabler groups with questions around 4 focus areas

Identify country priorities, enablers and challenges that feed into the Kigali framework


Spotlight speakers:

  • Dr. Atikah Adyas, MDM, Health Human Resource Body, Ministry of Health, Indonesia
  • Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, Professor in Health Policy and Administration, Director, Centre for Health Service Management, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
  • Mr. Mohammad Ameel, Senior Consultant, Healthcare Technologies (Medical Devices) at National Health Systems Resource Centre, India
  • As 4 break-out groups

Talk solutions for regional sharing

Synergies for Asia and Africa-opportunities for regional collaboration

Identify key-measures of success in scaling innovations and community led models

Pick 2-3 countries and partners that can move forward this agenda right now


Facilitators from each group pick one person from each groups to share points from their questions

Open discussion on feasibility of solutions and next steps

Summary, Next steps and it’s a wrap!