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Health financing and COVID-19: Balancing financial incentives for sustaining health services

Tuesday 10 November 2020 from 12:00-13:00 CET

The COVID-19 crisis has put huge pressure on financing mechanisms to ensure providers can treat COVID-19 cases while maintaining other services and remaining solvent. Financing mechanisms provide incentives in the health system which can encourage or discourage certain practices or utilization patterns. Paying or compensating providers is therefore at the heart of ensuring the sustainability of the health system and ensuring its resilience. Have financing mechanisms sustained health service delivery? Join us for this webinar to learn more about the experience so far with financing health services through the COVID-19 crisis in different countries and what lessons we might learn.


Ruth Waitzberg & Wilm Quentin, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Wulf Dietrich Leber, National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband), Berlin, Germany

Marc Schreiner, BKG, Germany

Marie-Camille Lenormand, CNAM, France

Marzena Tambor, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland


Ewout van Ginneken & Erica Richardson (European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies)

This webinar is part of a series of webinars which draws lessons from country experiences based on the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM). The HSRM has been delivered by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies as a joint undertaking with and for the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission.

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