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5:30 pm

Precision safety nets: A potential third health systems model for universal health coverage

October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room ATB/056, Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York
York, YO10 5DS
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Over the century, two major health systems financing models have emerged, globally. The “Bismark model” with insurance-based financing as its bedrock, and the “Beveridge model” which aims to provide healthcare, free at the point of service. Both these models are limited in their ability to provide Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on their own in mixed health systems. Such systems exist in most developing countries and are characterized by co-existence of both public and private providers, and predominance of out-of-pocket expenditures as a means of health financing. Even when insurance is adopted at large scale in such settings, unaffordable catastrophic premiums cannot cover catastrophic expenditure, and the informal sector cannot be catered for. Precision safety nets (PSN) can provide a solution to deliver UHC in such settings, when combined with other financing mechanisms. This involves a fund combined with a case-based purchasing and precision payment system (PPPS). In addition to its potential to achieve the UHC end point, a PSN, when combined with a health loans window, can also open another space for health financing. It can additionally serve as a policy tool to compel quality regulation for the private sector, which has remained a challenge especially in unregulated contexts. Furthermore, PSN and PPPS mechanisms can act as a glue in the new digital innovation healthcare ecosystem, where standalone innovations need to be drawn in health systems structurally and sustainably to enhance quality and equity. NB. There will be refreshments served from 5.30pm ahead of the event. Dr Sania Nishtar Dr Sania Nishtar is Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Special Assistant and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection. She also chairs the Benazir Income Support Program, Pakistan’s biggest safety institution, and the government of Pakistan’s Council on Poverty Alleviation. Dr Sania Nishtar is also the co-chair of World Health Organization’s High-Level Commission on Non-communicable diseases along with the presidents of Uruguay, Finland and Sri-Lanka. She is also a member and former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Healthcare and has recently chaired the U.S National Academy of Sciences Global Study on the Quality of Healthcare in low and middle-income countries. In addition, she also chairs the United Nations International Institute for Global Health’s Advisory Committee. She has founded the NGO Heartfile in Pakistan and has also previously served as a federal minister in the Pakistan government in 2013. In 2017, she was Pakistan’s nominee for Director-General of the World Health Organisation and was in the final shortlist of three. Earlier she was also founding Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Women’s and Children’s health and chaired WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. She has received many international awards for her work and is widely published. Sania Nishtar graduated from Khyber Medical University as the best graduate in 1986. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and took a Ph.D at Kings College London.

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6:00 pm

An Evening With Size You & York MIND

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Revolution York Restaurant, Bar, Club, 1 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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£16.76 – £22.15

Size You is a new community for people of all shapes and sizes. We shamelessly promote positive body imagery and empower badassary. This is our launch event to welcome like-minded individuals to join our revolution, have fun and support one another regardless of shape, size, ability or mental health. It’s a non-for profit event supporting MIND in what we hope will be the first of many events to bring people together to share their stories and socialise. If you feel like you’ve never fitted in before, this is the event for you! Tickets include: a drinks vouchers for the bar, hot savoury buffet and a goodie bag to take home. Plus, all profits go to York MIND! Doors will open at 6pm giving people time to use their drinks voucher and get comfortable for a 6:30pm start. The event will feature a guest speaker, personal stylist, good music, time to share, socialise and mingle, food and drinks, laughter, tears and maybe even some bad dancing. Whether you come alone, as a pair or with a group of friends, it's going to be a great evening!

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7:30 pm

The Brexit Effect – How Will Leaving the EU Impact Women?

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate
York, YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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There’s a lot happening in our political sphere this autumn. Between Brexit, Boris and an impending general election, WE have a responsibility to uphold – to our members, our communities and to women across the UK. That’s why WEP York will be holding this special event, which will feature discussions from experts and campaigners on Brexit related issues that are expected to negatively impact women’s quality of life when the UK leaves the European Union. WE believe knowledge is power and want to help you understand how leaving may impact your life and those of the women around you. This event will also focus on actions you can take to help during this trying transition. Confirmed speakers include: - Joeli Brearley, Pregnancy/Maternity Discrimination Activist and Campaigner Behind Pregnant Then Screwed - Additional speakers TBA

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