Strengthen country monitoring systems of UHC SDG indicators: A case of Senegal and global practices

Hitotsubashi University hosted an official Universal Health Coverage (UHC) forum 2017 side event in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Government of Senegal, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, December 12. Held at the Tokyo Prince Hotel, the theme of the event was “Strengthen country monitoring systems of UHC SDG indicators.” Motohiro Sato, Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Director of Research Center for Health Policy and Economics, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) was one of the speakers.
Director Motohiro Sato
(Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Hitostubashi University)
With other speakers
This year, in accordance with a partnership agreement between JICA and the Hitotsubashi University, the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics started joint research on the impact of the UHC Support Program, a Japanese governmental development policy loan project in Republic of Senegal, and the Project for Strengthening Capacity for Community Health Insurance System and Free Health Care Initiatives, a Japanese governmental technical cooperation project. Prof. Sato presented an overview of this joint research carried out in cooperation with the Government of Senegal and the World Bank.
In Session 1, Dr. Marie Khémesse Ngom Ndiaye, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal, and Dr. Bocar Mamadou Daff, Director General of Universal Health Coverage Insurance Agency of Senegal, explained the UHC and mutual insurance association systems in Senegal. Following this, Dr. Makoto Tobe, Senior Advisor on Health Financing/ Health Systemsof JICA presented an overview of the Japanese governmental UHC Support Project. Professor Sato then explained the joint research system and the method used to evaluate the effects of the support project. In addition, Mr. Papa Ibrahima Sylmang Sene, Director of Demographic and Social Statistics, National Statistics and Demographic Agency of Senegal explained the indicators for UHC monitoring.
In Session 2, Ms. Maud Juquois, Health Economist of World Bank, and Dr. John Grove, Director of Evidence and Research at WHO, presented an overview of UHC monitoring support in Senegal and other countries by both institutions.
The venue was nearly filled to capacity by the more than 70 participants, who asked many questions about the monitoring indicators and methods. This was a good opportunity to learn and deepen understanding about the status of international health and UHC from a wide range of perspectives.
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UHC Forum 2017
UHC Forum 2017 Side Events
UHC Forum 2017: Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage Adopted to Achieve Health for All. JICA President Kitaoka Speaks, Announces JICA’s Commitment to UHC
Japanese Government Hosted the “UHC Forum 2017”

Statement by His Excellency, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan “World Leaders for Universal Health Coverage (UHC): A High-Level Discussion at the United Nations on Achieving the SDGs through Health for All” At the Side Event to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly