Breaking down financing silos: the potential of co-financing - Learning Lab 17 June 2014

06 May 2014
Annie Holmes

Please join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 17 June 2014, 11am BST. Michelle Remme will present three approaches for deciding whether to finance a structural intervention to keep girls in school in Malawi.

Standard cost-effectiveness analyses compare the investment made in a programme to its HIV benefit alone. But by intervening “upstream”, structural programmes are likely to have multiple other health and development objectives and benefits. Evaluating the value-for-money of this kind of intervention therefore requires a broad cross-sectoral perspective. The HIV sector could, for example, co-finance such interventions with other benefiting sectors. In this scenario, value-for-money would be assessed on the contribution of each sector, rather than on the full cost of the intervention. 

Michelle Remme is a research fellow in health economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked for eight years on the economics of HIV and health financing within the United Nations system (FAO, WHO, World Bank), the Dutch Government, and consultancy and research institutions at the international and country level. Her main research focus is on HIV financing, efficiency and, more specifically, resource-allocation decision-making on interventions with multiple cross-sectoral outcomes.


Cross-sector financing for structural interventions

Financing structural interventions: going beyond HIV-only value for money assesments

Financing essential HIV services: A new economic agenda


Depending on your location the time of the Learning Lab will be:

6:00 am Washington
11:00 am London
12:00 noon Johannesburg/Geneva
1:00 pm Mwanza/Kampala
3:30 pm New Delhi


To join the webinar on Tuesday 17 June 2014, follow these THREE STEPS.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code and toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

If your country does not have a toll-free number, please send your contact number + country code to Michael [dot] Naranjo [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Thursday 12 June so we can dial you in. 

Remember, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.