Date :22-24 January 2017
Place :Friendship Hall
khartoum Sudan
Conference Goal :

To bring together key stakeholders and partners to build common and deep
understanding of health sector reform policies to achieve universal health coverage.

Conference Theme:

“Enhancing the transformation of health sector through advocating for whole of government and whole society approach”

Conference Specific objectives :

1. To develop a comprehensive understanding of health sector reform policies of Sudan

2. To increase awareness about the ongoing health sector reform both in the country and worldwide

3. To demonstrate current situation of health system in Sudan and key challenges

4. To provide an opportunity for multi‐sectoral dialogue and develop political commitment to support health sector reform implementation

5. To advocate the model of the Public Health Institute as a think tank

6. To serve as a training opportunity and build capacities of relevant parties

7. To enhance the transformation of key health sector strategies through advocating for whole of government and whole society approach


Setting the Scene:

SDGs and Framework for Advancing UHC in EMR: Dr Zafar Mirza (WHO (EMRO)

Sudan’s Health Sector reform & its role in addressing: Dr Isameldin Mohamed (US, FMoH)

National Health Policy:

Health System for UHC: A global perspective: Dr Naeema Gaseer (WHO RepSudan)& Dr Dennis Porignon (WHO,HQ)

EU and National Health Policies: UHC &Strengthening Health system support: Dr Christopher Knauth(EU Delegation)

Sudan’s National Health Policy Outlines: DrAbdalla Sid Ahmed (DG, PHI)

Health Financing Profile:

Translating health financing policy towards UHC: international experience: Dr Mathew Jowett (WHO,HQ)

Health financing reforms in countries of EMR – what lessons for Sudan:Dr Awad Mataria (WHO,EMRO)

Health Financing options for Sudan:Dr Karima Saleh (World Bank)

Targeting poor with subsidized package:Dr Nadwa Rafeh (World Bank)

Sudan’s Health Finance Policy & Strategy:Dr Talal Elfadil(DG,NHIF)

Practical Implementation Experiences & Bottlenecks:

International Public Health Institutes ‘Experience:

Experience of the Public Health Institute in India :Dr. Raveesha R Mugali (GAVI)

Health In All Policies:

Global Development and Experience in HiAP: Dr Timo Stahl (THL, Finland)

UHC in support by Health in All Policies: Thailand’s Experience: Dr Nanoot Mathurapote

Emergency NGOs Health Projects in Sudan: Dr Rosella Miccio (NGO)

Sector Experience: Lieutenant General Omer Elmokhtar

Sudan’s HiAP Roadmap: Dr Imadeldeen Ahmed (FMOH)

Global Health Strategy:

UHC, here, there and everywhere: national, multilateral and bilateral responses to a global development challenge: Dr Robert Thomson (GF, Geneva)

Strengthening Primary Health care Family Health Approach:

Challenges to UHC “Failure to adopt primary health care policy”:Dr Faisal Al Nasr (WONCA)

Scaling up Family Practice: Progressing towards UHC:Dr Hassan Salah (WHO,EMRO)

Strengthening PHC : Malaysia’s experience: Dr Kamiliah Bint Mohamed((JLN)

The Experience of Italian Corporation PHC in Eastern Sudan : Dr Paulo Giambelli Health Expert,(IC)

Sudan’s experience in PHC: Family Health Policy: Dr Elmuez Altayeb (DG,PHC)

Family Practice Implementation:

Implementation Challenges: Dr Mutaz Abdallah (Head PHC Expansion)

Health In All Policies :

Implementation Challenges: Dr Abdalla SidAhmed (Director of Public Health)

Sudan’s Experience in Community Involvement: Dr Omer Suleiman

Khartoum Declaration:

Announcement of Khartoum Declaration: HE Minister of Health Mr Bahr Idris Abugarda:



CONFERENCE Recommendations:

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