What does right to health really mean, and how do countries ensure that every citizen has fair, sustainable and equitable access to healthcare? All countries would like to expand health care coverage to all citizens but no state can provide everything to everyone all at once, and should also consider that some medical care might not always be necessary.
How can we sustainably and equitably support the realization of the right to health?
The World Bank Institute (WBI) and the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS), with the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, are inviting multi-stakeholder country teams to come together and explore potential answers to this question on November 9-14, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria.
The African Development Bank, the World Bank Institute and the Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS), will be sponsoring and participating in a special knowledge-exchange session between Asia and Africa on Health Insurance at the 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing, China on October 31, 2012.