S Pierre Yameogo

MD, public health specialist, Technical Secretary in charge of the Universal Health Coverage and One Health at the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso

    S Pierre Yameogo is a medical doctor, public health specialist and Technical Secretary in charge of universal health coverage and One Health at the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso. He supports the effective coordination of interventions, promoting strategic purchasing mechanisms within the country’s Ministry of 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