About Eduardo González

Eduardo González Pier is a distinguished non-resident visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. Over more than 20 years he has held senior positions in the health and social security sectors in Mexico. Most recently he served as Deputy Minister of Health. Previously he was Executive Chairman of Funsalud, a leading health policy think tank, Chief Financial Officer and Planning Coordinator of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the largest provider of pensions and health services in Mexico and Chief Economist and General Coordinator of Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Health. He has actively participated in the design, approval and implementation of strategic social security and health financing legal reforms, such as the pension system reform and the introduction of the Social Protection in Health (Seguro Popular de Salud).
Eduardo´s current research interests include estimating the economic value of better health, designing benefit packages and priorities setting in health care, formulating pharmaceutical policy and measuring hospital performance. He has served as advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the OECD and has published on a wide range of health, social protection and social security topics. He holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Strategic direction 4: financing for sustainability

    Golden Hall

    Day: 3 November

    Time: 09:00

    The first of two plenary sessions on strategic direction 4, which addresses the sustainable financing of hepatitis responses within a whole health systems approach.

    Chairs: Dr. Amanda Kgomotso Vilakazi Nhlapo, National Department of Health, South Africa and Dr. John Ward, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Presentations:

    • A strategic approach to financing hepatitis.
      Charles Gore, World Hepatitis Alliance
    • Costing, delivery and financing for hepatitis – the linkages.
      Dr. Jeremy Lauer, World Health Organization
    • Panel discussion: financing for hepatitis within a health systems approach.
      Moderator: Dr. Eduardo González Pier, Center for Global Development
      Dr. David Wilson, World Bank
      Dr. Jean Damascene Makuza, Rwanda Biomedical Center
      Dr. Jeremy Lauer, World Health Organization
      Dr. Homie Razavi, Center for Disease Analysis Foundation

      Dr. Cielo Yaneth Ríos-Hincapié, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Colombia

    Session objective:

    • Discover how to approach hepatitis costing, budgeting and financing in a structured way.
    • Understand how the financing system must match the service delivery model and where there are opportunities for integration.
    • Learn how countries can best approach sustainable financing for hepatitis.
  • Different financing mechanisms for viral hepatitis programmes

    Golden Hall

    Day: 3 November

    Time: 11:00

    This session examines potential hepatitis financing mechanisms that will be required for countries to launch, accelerate and sustain public health responses to viral hepatitis.

    Chairs: Dr Adele Benzaken, Ministry of Health, Brazil and Dr. Philippe Duneton, Unitaid

    Presentations:

    • From economic analysis to financial dialogue.
      Dr. Homie Razavi, Center for Disease Analysis Foundation
    • A new Fund for Elimination of Viral Hepatitis: EndHEP2030.
      Wangsheng Li, Zeshan Foundation
    • Getting started with funding: catalytic initiatives.
      Taryn Barker, Clinton Health Access Initiative
    • Engaging Ministries of Finance.
      Eduardo González-Pier, Center for Global Development
    • Domestic funding.
    • Jeremy Lauer, World Health Organization, in conversation with Dr. Chinburen Jigjidsuren, Ministry of Health, Mongolia
    • Q & A session.

    Session objectives:

    • Understand the global investment case and its use in attracting donors.
    • Learn how to ensure the support of Ministries of Finance.
    • Understand how the public and private sector can be combined.
    • Discover how 3 countries have approached hepatitis financing.