LNCT Webinar: Implementing a High Performing Immunization Program within the Context of National Health Insurance: What can we Learn from Thailand?

December 11, 2019

Please join us on Wednesday December 11th for LNCT webinar, ‘Implementing a High Performing Immunization Program within the Context of National Health Insurance: What can we Learn from Thailand?’ Since the adoption of the National Health Security Act in 2002, all Thai citizens are entitled to a comprehensive package of health benefits under the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), including preventive services such as immunization. Key components of the UCS include separation of health providers and payors, increased funding for providers, and establishment of a rigorous process for assessing medicines and technologies to be included in the benefits package. This 90-minute webinar will begin with an overview of the Thai health system before describing how two key actors, the EPI unit within the Ministry of Public Health and the National Health Security Office, the national health insurance administrator, work together to ensure a high performing immunization program. The webinar will conclude with a 15 minute moderated question & answer discussion with the panelists.

Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM São Tomé / 10:00 AM Geneva / 1:00 PM Tbilisi / 4:00 PM Bangkok
Details: This session will be hosted in English. Materials from the session will be available in English, French, Portuguese, and Russian.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Nakorn Premsri, Director of National Vaccine Institute (NVI)
  • Dr. Tanapat Laowahutanon, Senior Officer, Bureau of Medicine and Medical Supply Management, National Health Security Office (NHSO)
  • Dr. Chaninan Sonthichai, Chief of the EPI Vaccine Development Unit, Division of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Department of Disease Control, MoPH

Moderators:

  • Grace Chee, Senior Program Director & LNCT Technical Facilitator

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