10th Anniversary Conference

Plenary Session 1 - Ghana's Journey to Universal Health Coverage

Plenary Session 2 - Towards Innovative Healthcare Financing Experiences from the World

Plenary Session 3 - Shaping UHC Policy for Post 2015 Opportunities & Risks

Plenary Session 4 - Improving Health Outcomes, New Trends in Patient Safety

Plenary Session 5 - Effective Resource Management The Optimal Provider Payment Mix

Plenary Session 6 - Improving Targeting of the Poor and Ensuring Equity Emerging Systems and Approaches

Parallel Session A - Strengthening Health System for UHC What Counts

Parallel Sessions B - Securing more Value from Available Resources

Parallel Sessions C - Accelerating Ghana's March to UHC issues to Consider



November 4-6, 2013 | Accra, Ghana
Accra International Conference Centre

On behalf of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Ghana, the National Health Insurance Authority will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme from November 4 - 6, 2013 in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation and other development partners including the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has received wide recognition as a promising model for social protection. Many countries are experimenting with different models for moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) all with the purpose of expanding coverage to their populations, expanding access to quality healthcare and protecting their populations against the risk of financial ruin when seeking healthcare. These countries face a multitude of policy, design and implementation challenges due to country-specific adaptations, political challenges and the complexity of reforms.

Influenced by the joint-learning approach, the NHIA is hoping for feedback through robust exchange among Ghanaian participants, and participating countries, that will enable all participants to learn about each other’s experiences pursuing UHC. The conference will hopefully provide a forum for engaging practitioners, academia, policymakers, international organizations and civil society, both local and international, to examine the NHIS's successes and challenges and to elicit feedback for reforms that would not only be relevant for Ghana but also other countries which, like Ghana, are confronted with policy and implementation challenges in financing healthcare as part of their broader UHC goals.

We are planning a fulfilling program in true Ghanaian tradition, noted for its warmth and vibrancy, and look forward to exchange with colleagues from other countries.

Accra International Conference Center (Conference Venue)

The 10 Year Celebration will officially begin the morning of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Site visits will take place on Wednesday, November 6 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. All meeting sessions will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Please refer to the detailed agenda for more information. Attire for all events is business casual.

Breakfast and lunch daily will be provided. Dinner will be provided at the Statehouse on Monday, November 4, 2013 for invited guests.

Moevenpick Hotel (Conference Hotel)

PMB CT 343, Cantonments Ridge, Accra, Ghana
Telephone number: +233 302 611 000
Website: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/africa/ghana/accra/hotel-accra/rooms/

Contact Information

National Health Insurance Authority
Mail: PMB Ministries, Accra
Street: No. 36-6th Avenue, Opposite AU Suite, Ridge Residential Area, Accra

New child page: Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer from Kotoka International Airport to the Moevenpick Hotel will be provided free of charge, starting from Saturday 2 November 2013 through Thursday, 6 November 2013. Should you need airport transfer service, kindly make a request and submit your travel information to 10thannivconference@nhia.gov.gh.

Taxis are also available at the Kotoka International Airport. The approximate cost for travel from the airport to the Moevenpick Hotel is 20-30 GHC ($10-15 USD). Note: Participants who arrive or depart outside of the aforementioned dates, or stay at other hotels will need to make their own arrangements.

This service is not related to the Airport Limousine service, which is available at each hotel with charges. Participants who book Airport Limousine service directly with the hotel will need to settle their own bill.

New Child page: Visas

The invitation letter from the conference organizers can be used to apply for a visa to Ghana, if needed. Information on countries requiring a visa to Ghana as well as the contact information of the Ghana Embassy in each country can be found in the links below:
List of countries for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival

List Ghana Embassy in each Country

In those countries where Ghana has no diplomatic representation, participants are advised to contact the Secretariat at 10thannivconference@nhia.gov.gh to facilitate necessary procedures for obtaining on early visa.