AC Health, Ateneo to hold multi-stakeholder conference on UHC

AC Health, Ateneo to hold multi-stakeholder conference on UHC

 

More than 300 key personalities from the healthcare industry, private sector, and academe will gather to attend the first-ever Health Leadership Summit on Universal Healthcare (UHC) on December 3, 2018 at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium in Rockwell Center, Makati City.

The Health Leadership Summit was organized by Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), in partnership with the Ateneo Professional Schools. AC Health President and CEO, Paolo Borromeo, said that the conference aims to convene different stakeholders in the healthcare sector to discuss UHC.

“Through the summit, we hope to create a platform for collaboration among the key players of the health sector. With the impending passage of the UHC Bill into law, it is imperative that all sectors be engaged to ensure that we are all able to contribute, “Borromeo said.

Senator Risa Hontiveros, Vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography and one of the co-authors of the bill, will deliver the keynote speech, focusing on the status of UHC, and on key provisions of the bill. Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and COO of Ayala Corporation and Chairman of the Board of AC Health, will deliver the opening remarks.

The whole-day conference will highlight three important pillars of the UHC Bill, specifically, Health Financing, Service Delivery Network, and Patient Health-Seeking Behavior. Each topic will be discussed by a panel of experts, representing public health, private sector, academe, NGOs, and other special interest groups.

The summit discussions will be used to generate a policy paper that will provide lawmakers with timely input in the final stages of the passage of the UHC Bill into law.

It can be recalled that on October 2018, the Senate approved, in third and final reading, the UHC Bill.

(Senate Bill 1896) that seeks to provide adequate healthcare services for more Filipinos.

For more information on the Health Leadership Summit, check AC Health’s official website, www.achealth.com.ph , and official Facebook page, AC HealthPHL. Those who wish to attend the conference for free may send an e-mail to info@achealth.com.ph on or before November 23, 2018. Limited slots are available.

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