Dr. Parfait Uwaliraye

Head of Planning, M&E and Health Financing Department in the Ministry of Health, Rwanda
    Dr Parfait Uwaliraye is the Head of Planning, M&E and Health Financing Department in the Ministry of Health, Rwanda a position he has held since November 2012. Dr Uwaliraye is a medical doctor with a Master’s degree in Public Health. He worked as a Research Assistant, a District Medical Officer and the director of Kibagabaga District Hospital prior to joining the Ministry of Health. He has a particular focus health policy, planning, health financing, private sector engagement and global health.
    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