Consultation on the System of Health Accounts in the Pacific
Place: Nadi, Fiji
Date: 12 May, 2009 - 14 May, 2009
Improving evidence for health financing policy development and implementation is one of the seven priority areas of the regional strategy on health care financing. A workshop on national health accounts (NHAs) held in November 2007 discussed the NHA development framework for Pacific island countries. The workshop concluded that the system of health accounts needs to reflect the specifics of developing national health accounts in Pacific island countries and make them more consistent with global standards.
In view of this, a consultation on the system of health accounts among Pacific island countries will be organized in May 2009. The consultation will seek inputs from Pacific island countries to improve the system of health accounts relative to their need and use. The consultation will contribute to national health accounts work in the Pacific and make them more consistent with global standards. Country experiences in implementing the NHA development framework will be presented and discussed during the consultation. The target group for this consultation is government officials involved in policy and technical aspects of developing national health accounts.
At the end of the consultation, the participants will have:
(1) reviewed and provided recommendations on the draft System of Health Accounts Manual, which reflect key issues and challenges in the Pacific island context; and
(2) updated the framework for developing and institutionalizing NHAs in the Pacific to enhance NHA consistency with global standards. [pdf]