Nathaniel Otoo

Senior Fellow, Results for Development

Nathaniel Otoo is a Health Systems & Public Policy Consultant and a Senior Fellow at Results for Development Institute. He was the founding Executive Director of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) hosted at Amref Health Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. He has over 11-years of work experience in health insurance implementation and served as CEO of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority from 2015 to 2017. Nathaniel has contributed to and supported numerous global, regional and local UHC activities and events. A founding member of the JLN, and later its first convener, Nathaniel is a member of the Duke University Launch & Scale Speedometer Advisory Board. He also serves on several other boards.

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