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Brookings: Donor Perspectives on Innovative Financing for Global Health
Date:10/15/2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an event announcement from the Brookings Institution:

Monday, October 22, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

Donor assistance for health-related activities in developing countries has grown rapidly in the last several years. Unfortunately, the levels of aid still fall far short of what is needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Additionally, shifting policy priorities and fluctuations in aid funding create ongoing challenges for donor agencies and aid recipients as they try to project and plan for global health needs. To help address these issues, policymakers and the private sector have developed a number of new, innovative financing tools to generate health aid more efficiently and effectively.

On October 22, Brookings will host a discussion of key issues in innovative financing for global health from the donors' perspective with a distinguished panel of international government officials. Panelists include Caroline Kayonga, Rwanda; Owen Barder, United Kingdom; Carlo Monticelli, Italy; Jean-Michel Severino, France; and, Ruud Treffers, The Netherlands. Brookings's David de Ferranti will introduce and moderate the discussion. After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Introduction and Moderator:

David de Ferranti

Senior Fellow and Director, Global Health Financing Initiative

Global Economy and Development, Brookings

Panelists:

Caroline Kayonga

Permanent Secretary of Health

Rwanda

Owen Barder

Director of Global Development Effectiveness, Department for International Development, United Kingdom

Carlo Monticelli

Director, International Financial Relations

Department

Ministry of Economics and Finance, Italy

Jean-Michel Severino

Director General, Agence Francaise

de Developpement, France

Ruud Treffers

Director-General of International Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

RSVP: Please call the Brookings Office of Communications, 202-797-6105, or visit http://onlinepressroom.net/brookings/


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