Over the last 20 years, foreign aid for health has grown exponentially, increasing the demand for more effective and sustainable assistance. As international agreements like the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness push donors to invest locally and through national institutions, Dr. Paul Farmer, the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Community-Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti, has called for an “accompaniment” approach to aid delivery that focuses on strengthening national systems and institutions to support the poor. In this talk, Dr. Farmer will draw from his decades of experience to support this model and explore lessons learned.
Dr. Farmer’s talk will conclude a two-day workshop on aid and accountability attended by public health and development experts, academics, civil society leaders, and government representatives at Central European University, presented by the Open Society Foundations.
For more information about the event, visit the Central European University website.