About the Conference

 

ORIGIN OF CONFERENCES

In response to requests from Caribbean governments to ‘do more’ in health, Heads of Caribbean Social Security Organizations at their 17th General Meeting (Belize City, June 2006) agreed to establish a Caribbean forum for discussing approaches, challenges and lessons learnt in addressing health financing matters.

As such, these Health Financing Conferences have been organized to share knowledge, test ideas, build capacity as we learn from those who have direct and indirect responsibility for planning or administering health financing initiatives.

Recognizing that knowledge in health and related health financing matters do not reside with a single professional group, the Conferences have actively expanded participation by involving experts and officials with first-hand health experience from international organizations, Ministries of Health, health insurers, third party administrators as well as health services networks, research agencies, IT companies and academic institutions.

 

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

The twelve (12) previous Conferences were hosted by and held in:-

Year

Location

Hosts

2006

Turks & Caicos Islands

National Insurance Board (NIB)

2007

Aruba

General Health Insurance (AZV)

2008

Trinidad & Tobago

National Insurance Board (NIB) & Ministry of Health (MoH)

2009

St. Maarten

Department of Public Health (DPH)

2010

Belize

Social Security Board (SSB)

2011

Bermuda

Bermuda Health Council (BHEC) & Health Insurance Department (HID)

2012

Curacao

Social Insurance Bank (SVB)

2013

Jamaica

National Health Fund (NHF)

2014

Trinidad &Tobago

UWI, HEU, Centre for Health Economics, (UWI-HEU)

2015

Turks & Caicos Islands

National Health Insurance Board (NHIB)

2016

Bonaire

Health Insurance Office (ZVK)

2018

Suriname

State Health Foundation (SZF)

 

DEBRIEFING NOTE FROM 12TH CONFERENCE

The Debriefing Note (2018) summarizes the main presentations, issues and suggestions from the 12th Conference in Suriname, October 8-10, 2018.

 

Debriefing Note 12CCNHFI

 

THE 13th CONFERENCE

This year’s Conference is hosted by the Anguilla Social Security Board (ASSB)–the national agency with almost four decades of experience in the social security business.

As in past Conferences with different themes, this year we will focus on ‘Fiscal Space and Sustainability in Caribbean Health Financing’ as we enter the decade of the 2020’s for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Particular attention will be centred on internal and external economic influences; specific health concerns such as chronic diseases and public health hazards; socio-demographic influences such as aging, migration and human rights; and inefficiencies in health systems.

As can be seen from the Program/Agenda, we have a well-planned mix of:-

  • feature papers, panel discussions and expert commentaries;
  • Caribbean and non-Caribbean speakers;
  • new and experienced presenters;
  • and, of course, the full benefits of open one-on-one sharing of insights, experiences and suggestions from participants during and outside Conference hours.

DETAILS OF CONFERENCE PROGRAM WILL BE POSTED ON WEBSITE DURING MAY 2019.

 

 

Details of Conference Program will be posted on website by End of May 2018