PMAC 2016 report published

By Susie Colville May. 13, 2016

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2016 report is now available to download from the PMAC website, along with the program, and materials from the plenaries and panels.

The theme for this year’s conference was Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Discussion focused on how countries can make “better decisions about priorities in the context of UHC, regardless of how rich or poor a country may be, or how much progress it has made in its UHC journey”.

PMAC 2016 was co-hosted by iDSI core partner NICE International and our global funders the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID and Rockefeller Foundation, along with a number of other international partners, and forms part of a “longer-term, collaborative international effort to articulate priority-setting as a necessary (if not sufficient) condition for attaining and sustaining UHC”.

The conference also formally  launched Phase 2 of iDSI, which sees our demand-driven practical support to low- and middle-income country governments being scaled up, with the aim of embedding evidence-informed priority-setting mechanisms in health systems around the world.