Budgeting and public expenditures

Health Systems in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe - OECD / WHO Joint meeting

 

The SBO network on health expenditures is seeking to engage with a broader range of countries and partners that have a shared interest in exchanging solutions and approaches to addressing the financial sustainability of health systems.

On 28-29 June, 2012, the SBO network on health expenditures held a joint meeting with the WHO in Tallinn, Estonia on the “Financial Sustainability of Health Systems in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe".

Agenda - GOV/PGC/SBO/A(2012)9/FINAL

Day 1 - June 28th

Introduction

  • Geert Van Maanen, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Netherlands.
  • Hans Kluge, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.
  • Edwin Lau, OECD Secretariat and Tamas Evetovits, Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.

Session 1.  Estonian case study: Roundtable discussion on how institutions can work together to ensure financial sustainability

Session 2.  Hard and soft budget constraint: successes and failures

  • Tamas Evetovits, Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.
  • Edwin Lau, OECD Secretariat.
  • Owen Smith, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank.

Session 3.  Challenges of financial sustainability of health systems

Session 4.  Hungarian case study on the challenges to securing stable financing for health

  • Tamás Evetovits, Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.
  • Andras Mogyorosi, Ministry of Finance, Hungary.

Day 2 - June 29th

Session 5.  Hard and soft budget constraint:  successes and failures

Session 6.  Projections of health spending and discussion on how ministries of Finance and Health can work together

Plenary Session with Senior Budget Officials’ CESEE Regional Network

The role of the Budget Office in maintaining the financial sustainability of health systems

  • Introduction by Meeting Chairs, Geert van Maanen and Ivana Jakir Bajo.
  • Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia:  Sustainability of Health Financing in Estonia.
  • Tamás Evetovits, Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, WHO Regional Office for Europe.
  • Edwin Lau, OECD Secretariat. 

 

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