How to turn commitments into multi-stakeholder action: private sector engagement for UHC

Meeting Organizer


World Bank, World Economic Forum

Contact Person : Shana Hoehler,

29 January 2020
14:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 5

Open to All Participants


This side event, organized jointly by UHC2030 with the World Economic Forum and the UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency, will bring together stakeholders such as private sector, civil society, governments, academia and international organizations to discuss how to turn private sector commitments on universal health coverage (UHC) into action. Officially launched during the UN General Assembly in September 2019, the 'UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency Statement: Private sector contributions towards UHC' establishes principles for multi-stakeholder collaboration and sets out agreed contributions the for-profit private sector can make. What will this look like in practice? The PMAC side event will invite UHC stakeholders to identify ways forward for multi-stakeholder collaboration and especially private sector engagement. An expert panel and dialogue will uncover practical possibilities for public and private stakeholders to collaborate, including at national level, along with accountability mechanisms to ensure that activities contribute to UHC outcomes.


1.To accelerate the global movement towards, and collaborations towards UHC. 2. To brainstorm on joint actions between public and private partners towards improved UHC outcomes. 3. To share knowledge, context-relevant experience, and viewpoints of international organizations and countries working towards UHC. 4. To provide a platform where policymakers, policy analysts, researchers, academics, representatives from development partners and all relevant stakeholders can learn from, and help strengthen private sector action towards UHC.