Creating an Ecosystem to enable disruptive primary care models and acceleration down the path to Universal Health Care


Thursday, June 21, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 22, 2018 (All day)


Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai

Creating and Eco SystemHosted at the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai across two days, the objective of the Primary Care 2030 meeting was to discuss the role of disruptive care models and novel public-private collaborations in achieving Universal Health Care (UHC). The first day was focused on the “what”—providing a space for visioning the role of disruptive primary care models in achieving UHC. Panelists from Muso Health, Possible Health, Pravaa Health, and World Health Partners spoke about current and future models of primary care. Later in the day, we held an interactive session focusing on technology, scale and access with an innovator panel including Watsi, Medic Mobile, and Dimagi. Finally, a re-envisioning the health workforce panel focused on innovative models from PACK, Last Mile Health, Ghana, and the pharmaceutical industry, including Novartis, Sanofi, and Pfizer.

The second day of the conference focused on the “how”—providing interactive spaces for participants to envision solutions to challenges facing UHC achievement. An enabling ecosystems panel showcased Access Accelerated, the World Economic Forum, Results for Development and Roche discussing accelerated access to innovative, high quality services, technologies, and products for primary care. The day’s second panel was a presentation on re-envisioning health care financing and purchasing with Nathaniel Otoo from Results for Development with an interactive problem solving session with small group discussions. The conference ended with a large group discussion around creating a framework for action and next steps.

Participants included public sector primary care providers and policy-makers from low- and middle-income countries; private sector partners from pharmaceutical, health information technology, and other health-related industries and the investment community; and thought leaders, civil society and academics focused on primary care systems development from the Global South and North.

Number of Participants: 46
Number of Countries: 12
Countries Represented: Bangladesh, Benin, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mali, South Korea, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the Unitied States of America, and Vietnam