Agnes Gatome-Munyua

Senior Program Officer, Results For Development

Agnes Gatome-Munyua is a senior program officer at Results for Development where she works on the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage’s Provider Payment Mechanisms technical initiative and the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center as a technical facilitator on collaborative learning activities. On SPARC she has coordinated the evidence generation activities with the consortium of technical partners including the Strategic Health Purchasing Functional Mapping of purchasing arrangements in nine Sub-Saharan countries.

3:15pm – 4:15pm EAT

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Day 2

Strategic Health Purchasing: Changing the Conversation

Hosted by the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC)

(2.5 hours | 3:15pm - 5:20pm EAT)

Two years after the SPARC launch, what has changed in the landscape of strategic health purchasing (SHP) on the continent? This session will unpack the gaps/challenges experienced by countries and SPARC’s efforts to generate evidence and develop the expertise at bridging these gaps. The session will include:

  • A spoken word performance to introduce the session
  • An introductory presentation focusing on the functional capacities needed to drive progress on strategic purchasing
  • Presentation findings of a mapping exercise undertaken in 10 sub-Saharan African countries through the SPARC Technical Partners (TPs) Consortium
  • A fireside chat with key policymakers to provide framing on progress and challenges affecting the institutionalization of SHP
  • A moderated Q&A session – featuring policymakers and technical experts – open to all participants
  • Conclude the session and reflect on key messages