Oludare Bodunrin

Program Manager, SPARC

Oludare (Dare) Bodunrin is the Program Manager at SPARC. He leads SPARC’s programmatic pillars- coaching & mentoring, country engagement, and knowledge management. He has over eight years of his 13 years’ experience working on strategic initiatives to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in his native Nigeria. As a senior program officer for Results for Development (R4D) for the Nigeria office, he led several initiatives such as the design and implementation of Social Health Insurance Schemes and nationwide learning and experience sharing network. Working at PurpleSource as a senior program associate, Dare led the improvement of strategic purchasing of drugs and other medical consumables. He has also been instrumental in the creation of a community-based sales model that improved health insurance during his tenure as a business development officer at Hygeia Community Healthcare in Lagos. Dare has served as a panel speaker at the East African Healthcare Federation Conference and the African Health Economics and Policy Association.

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