Joseph Kutzin

Health Financing Coordinator

World Health Organization


Joseph Kutzin is a health economist with over 30 years’ experience in health financing policy and health system reform, working in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He worked at the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs and for the World Bank before joining the World Health Organization in 1994. With WHO he has served in the Geneva Headquarters, in Kyrgyzstan as Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Health, and in Copenhagen and Barcelona as the European Region’s lead advisor on health financing. In 2011, he moved back to Geneva, where he currently leads WHO’s global Health Financing Team. He has published numerous conceptual and empirical articles on health financing, health systems and universal coverage, as well as co-authored and edited books on health financing in European as well as in low and middle-income countries. He has a Master’s in Development Economics from Boston University and in 2012 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.
1 FEB, 2020 10:30-12-30 hrs. PS 2.1 Making and Using (Fiscal) Space for UHC