With the adoption of a United Nations resolution on Universal Health Coverage in September 2019, and the inclusion of targets for Universal Health Coverage within the World Health Organization's Sustainable Development Goal 3, there is unprecedented policy convergence around what constitutes good performance of health systems globally. Through the financial protection, service delivery and population covered axes, this lecture will make the case for a concerted agenda of research and education to accelerate and sustain progress towards Universal Health Coverage.
There will be a reception with light refreshments at 3:30pm. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm. It is free and open to the public. This annual lecture is supported by the Victor J. Dzau Global Health Lecture Fund, established by Dr. Dzau in 2017 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Matching Grant.
About the speaker
Tim Evans joined McGill University in September as the inaugural director and associate dean of the School of Population and Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and associate vice principal for global policy and innovation. He joins McGill after a six-year tenure as senior director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. From 2003 to 2010, he was assistant director general at the World Health Organization. Evans has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for over 20 years.