International Conference on the Social Health Insurance Development conducted in Mongolia
A high-level policy discussion has been organized on 13 September as part of the international conference. Attendees of the policy discussion included Head of the Parliament Standing Committee Bayanselenge, parliament member Batsuuri, Vice-minister of Health Amarsanaa, State Secretary of the Minister of Population Development and Social Protection Otgonjargal, department directors of the ministries and agencies, related government officers, employers association, health care providers and NGOs.
Four presentations on governance and single payer experience of Lithuania, WHO regional study on health service utilization and the financial burden of health payments in Asia, development goals of SHI in Mongolia, health sector reform were followed by active discussions on implementation issues. Panelists (D. Bayarsaikhan, HQ/WHO, Xu Ke WPRO/WHO, Aparnaa Somanathan, WB) have provided valuable technical inputs.