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IHPN sponsors “Pressing the accelerator” event at global health conference

Date of publication: 25th Sep 2019

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The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) will be sponsoring this week’s THET conference on “Transforming Global Health”, which will look at the UK’s contribution in ensuring high quality universal health coverage across the world.

THET was set up over 30 years ago, and through supporting health partnerships between UK and overseas health institutions such as hospitals, universities and research centres, has provided training and education to over 93,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa and Asia.

The year’s conference, taking place on 26-27 September at London’s Imperial College, will be built around four themes regarding the role health partnerships play in contributing to Universal Health Coverage in the years to come: Responsibility, Collaboration, Innovation and Equity.

IHPN are sponsoring the “innovation” strand and its Chief Executive, David Hare, will be chairing a session on 26th September on “Pressing the Accelerator” which will look at approaches to spreading innovation in both the public and private health sectors in a wide range of countries  and what more can be done to increase the uptake of such innovations. The session will feature Dr Layla McCay, International Director at the NHS Confederation, and Zahid Latif, Innovation Specialist at Healthcare UK.

David Hare, Chief Executive at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network said:

“I’m delighted that IHPN is sponsoring this year’s “Transforming Global Health” conference. THET’s work in developing and supporting health partnerships has played a vital role in improving healthcare for millions of people around the world and this event is both a way of celebrating this excellent work, and discussing how we can further strengthen these partnerships.

“Working in collaboration with Governments, public and voluntary healthcare providers, the private health sector has a key role to play in delivering real change and innovation in healthcare systems right across the globe, and I’m looking forward to chairing the “Pressing the accelerator” session to see what more can be done to foster innovative health services in developing countries so that people can get access to the highest quality care.”