Innovative Financing to Achieve Impact in Global Health

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UBS Offices

1285 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor

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The UBS Optimus Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) invite you to join us Thursday, February 8th at UBS Offices in New York City for a conversation with experts from the public and private sector on best practices in innovative financing for global health and development.

The panel of experts will discuss the role of non-traditional financing approaches in development and provide examples of how these approaches are being applied to achieve development goals.

The event will highlight the recently launched Utkrisht Impact Bond, a development impact bond aiming to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in India, which was led by a public-private partnership including UBS, USAID, Merck for Mothers, PSI, Palladium, HLFPPT, and the government of Rajasthan, India; USAID’s recent report Closing the $2 Billion Gap, created in partnership with the Financing Alliance for Health, that makes the investment case for community health financing; and other current and future efforts to apply innovative financing models and leverage the private sector to bridge funding gaps in global health.


Introduction and Welcome:

Phyllis Costanza, Chief Executive Officer, UBS Optimus Foundation (panel moderator)

David Milestone, Acting Director, USAID's Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII)


Background/Scene-setting:

Priya Sharma, Senior Policy and Innovative Financing Advisor, USAID's CII


Panel Discussion:

Dr. Angela Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer, Financing Alliance for Health

Leith Greenslade, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JustActions

Avnish Gungadurdoss, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Instiglio

Michael Holscher, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Resource Officer, PSI

Lorenzo Bernasconi, Senior Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation



Please note that we have reached full capacity for this event, but you can register above to be placed on our waitlist. Check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m., and a networking reception will follow the panel discussions. Stay tuned for updates on the panel and speakers. To learn more, visit UBS and CII homepages, or follow us on Twitter @CIIimpact @UBSoptimus.


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