Universal Health Care Speakers Announced!

2 Jun 2015

With just under two weeks to go till the RESULTS UK National Conference, we want you to give you something to be excited about: our expert panellists on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). On June 13th, debating whether or not UHC is the right goal for developing countries are: Jacqui Thornton @Jacquithornton Chairing the dejacqui thorntonbate: Jacqui Thornton is a health journalist, facilitator and media trainer who, after a 15 year career in British national newspapers, now advises clinicians, medical charities and the pharmaceutical industry on communication skills. After reporting stints on the Daily Telegraph and Express, she joined the Sunday Telegraph as a news reporter in 1996, and became its health correspondent two years later. Following this, she moved to the Sun and became the paper’s first Health Editor. Simon Wright, Save the Children @morningsimon Simon Wright is Head of Child Survival at Save the Children UK. He has worked in both the health and development sectors since 1993, including in the UK NHS as a community development manager and a public health manager. He worked at the UK Parliament as policy advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS and the International Development Select Committee. In 2002 he joined ActionAid where he led its campaigning on HIV  including through the 2005 Gleneagles G8 and Make Poverty History. In 2006, he led ActionAid's successful funding proposal to establish the European advocacy network, Action for Global Health. After serving as its first head for three years, he joined Save the Children in March 2009. He is responsible for Save the Children UK's global policy and advocacy activities on health, and leading its focus on  child survival. He is a member of the Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance, and a board member of Global Health Advocates (France) and Health Poverty Action (UK). Robert Yates, World Health Organisation @yates_rob rob yates Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage (UHC) and progressive health financing. He is a senior fellow of Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London where he is Project Director of the UHC Policy Forum. His principal area of expertise is in the political economy of UHC, with a focus on advising political leaders and government ministries on how to plan, finance and implement national UHC reforms. He has previously worked as a Senior Health Economist with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), advising numerous governments in Asia and Africa on health financing policy and health system reforms. Rob is also a member of the “Health for All” Thematic Group of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Dr Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, University of Sheffield rodrigo moreno Rodrigo Moreno-Serra is a health economist and lecturer in Economics at the University of Sheffield. Rodrigo was born in Chile and raised in Brazil, where he obtained a BSc and MSc in Economics, both from the University of São Paulo. He then worked as a lecturer in Brazil before moving to the United Kingdom, where he received a PhD in Economics from the University of York. Before joining the University of Sheffield last October, he was a MRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London (Centre for Health Policy). He has also served as a consultant for international organisations such as the World Health Organization, OECD, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Rockefeller Foundation and Save the Children UK. He has published papers and book chapters on his main research interests, which lie in health system financing, financial risk protection, and the impact evaluation of health policies and programmes. Universal Health Coverage is just one of many topics that we will be discussing at the RESULTS UK Conference (June 13th-15th). If you want to find out more and book your tickets, click here and if you have any questions, feel free to contact ola.forman@results.org.uk

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Naveed Chaudhri

Head of Campaigns

Naveed Chaudhri is the Head of Campaigns. Naveed’s passion is to help build grassroots campaigns networks to increase public support for improving the lives of people in poor communities. Previously working at Oxfam and VSO, he has long experience managing activism and campaigning programmes,...

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