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Heartfile Financing session at the 8th Public Health Conference

December 05, 2017

Heartfile held a special session on Heartfile Health Financing at 8th Public Health Conference held at the Health Services Academy in Islamabad. Heartfile Health Financing Stakeholders—donors, doctors, and operational staff—deliberated at the event about scale up modalities.

Impact Summit of the World Economic Forum

September 18, 2017

On the occasion of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, the World Economic Forum held a session on “Public and Private Collaboration to Close the Gap on Financing for NCDs”. The session gathered business leaders, government, academia and civil society to share examples on how innovators have successfully deployed resources and capital towards impact on the NCD agenda, around the world. Sania Nishtar was one of the panelists and shared the manner in which Heartfile Health Financing is helping save lives in Pakistan.

Heartfile at NCD Alliance Civil Society Workshop

August 14, 2016

 NCD ALLIANCE/WHO EMRO held a capacity development workshop in Amman, Jordan on 15-16 August 2016 to increase the ability of Eastern Mediterranean Region’s civil societies to build effective NCD alliances and to engage in effective NCDs advocacy. The meeting was attended by diverse group of CSOs from the region. Dr Saba Amjad from Heartfile, participated in this training workshop as a member of its advisory group and presented an overview of the discussion paper on NCD Civil society case studies in NCD prevention and control in the region.

Heartfile Youtube channel

June 14, 2016

We have updated all documentaries related to Heartfile Health Financing on our Youtube Channel

Global premier of the documentary ‘Choked Pipes’

September 28, 2015

The global premier of the documentary based on Sania Nishtar’s book, “Choked Pipes” and her work subsequent to that in Pakistan, was held in New York on September 22 as a side session of the United Nations’ 70th General Assembly. The event was hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation and was oversubscribed. The screening of the documentary was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michael Myers, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation. Panelists included Prof. Linda Fried, Dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Nata Manabde, Executive Director of the WHO office at the UN headquarters in New York; Director of the film, Randall Wright and Sania Nishtar. The documentary highlights an alternative third health systems model, which along with the existing Beveridge and Bismarck systems can help achieve Universal Health Coverage in Mixed Health Systems. Prof. Fried referred to the model as a ‘stealth reform’ in terms of its ability, both to provide universal health coverage as well as overcome existing distortions of mixed health systems.

Choked Pipes documentary: sneak preview

September 17, 2015

A sneak preview of the documentary based on our President, Sania Nishtar’s Oxford University Press-published book Choked Pipes, was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on September 11, 2015. The ‘sneak preview’ was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Jack from Financial Times. The panel included Prof. Sir Andy Haines, Prof. Martin McKee of European Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Joseph Kutzin, Co-ordinator of Health Systems Financing, and our President Dr.Sania Nishtar of Heartfile. As described by Rockhopper TV, the creators of the documentary, “In this landmark documentary, Dr Sania Nishtar—one of the leaders of a new movement in Global Health proposing the reform of entire health systems—leads award-winning director Randall Wright on a journey through the health system of her native Pakistan, where 73% of the population have no financial health coverage”. The documentary has been made by Rockhopper TV, who have been involved in making award-winning broadcast documentaries, for TV channels as diverse as the BBC, PBS, Showtime, ITV, Discovery, National Geographic and national broadcasters around...

Seminar on UHC at ADB’s Annual meeting in Baku

May 04, 2015

TheSeminar series alongside the Asian Development Bank Board meetingin Bakufeatured a session on Universal Health Coverage: "Revealingthefinancial solutions for UHC". The seminar aimed to explore ways in which developing countries in Asia and the Pacific could achieve financially sustainable universal health coverage. Participants discussed new tools forincreasing financing for health services and ways in which a finance ministry could navigate the political minefield associated with raising and allocating taxes. The Heartfile health financing model was discussed as one of the options for overcoming the financial access barrier for the poor in therealm of UHC. The Seminar was moderated by Stephen P Groff, Asian Development Bank Vicepresident for Operations. Panelists included ; Kiyoshi Modera, VicePresident,Japan International Cooperation Agency; George Gotsadze, Director,CuratioInternational Foundation, Georgia; Rajiv Mehrishi, Secretary Finance,India; and Sania Nishtar, President Heartfile, Pakistan.

Heartfile mobilizes medical supplies to LRH

November 28, 2014

Mobilizing Medical Supplies for Pakistan, a Clinton Global Initiative commitment led by Heartfile with Direct Relief and World Health Organization as partners, successfully delivered the first consignment to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. The donation comprised of two forty foot shipping containers containing hospital beds, autoclaves, endoscopes and other medical consumables. This is one of the many donations Heartfile will help direct to public sector hospitals in Pakistan increasing their capacity to deliver better healthcare to poor patients.

Heartfile at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative

October 07, 2013

Heartfile was visible at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual meeting in New York last week through the participation of our President, Dr Sania Nishtar, a 2013 member of CGI. The meeting featured a video about Heartfile Health Financing’s CGI Commitment to Action, in partnership with Direct Relief and the WHO, Pakistan Office. Heartfile’s CGI Commitment ‘Systems of Change: Mobilizing Medical Resources for Pakistan’ can be viewed here. The CGI Annual Meeting was held in New York from September 23-26 and as usual a wide community of global leaders including leading CEOs, heads of state, Nobel Prize Laureates and major philanthropists attended the meeting.

Heartfile at the Second Annual IPIHD Forum

April 23, 2013

The 2nd Annual International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) Forum was held in Washington DC, USA on April 7th and 8th this year. The forum was held along sides the 10th World Healthcare Congress at the Gaylord National Resort, MD, USA. It invited leading healthcare entrepreneurs, global institutions, investors and organizations that were interested in learning about innovative healthcare delivery models from across the world. Dr. Anis Kazi, Senior Manager at Heartfile, represented the organization and profiled its award-winning Heartfile Health Financing program as Pakistan’s unique health equity model with replicable and scalable potentials. A separate session on the program was held titled “Harnessing Innovation for Universal Health Coverage”, where discussions around medical impoverishment, financial access and strategic partnerships took place. 

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