IT4UHC Conference Speakers

Multiple development partners are coming together to support a conference on the topic IT4UHC to bringing this important topic to the attention of policy makers and health sector stakeholders working to achieve Universal Health Coverage. Speakers of this conference will highlight success stories on using technology for universal health care which could be emulated across the region.



Session Details

Speaker Information

Susan Roth

Plenary                 Presentation 1

Asia and the Pacific Perspective of the Post 2015 development agenda

Susann serves as departmental focal point for ADB’s collaboration with UNDP/UNESCAP on the MDGs and she assists in ADB’s overall support to the MDGs. She is also part of the regional working group on CRVS. In her role as social protection specialist, she analyzes and reports on social protection issues in Asia and the Pacific, including developments related to social assistance, and social insurance and coordinates with other development partners. She supports operational departments and DMCs in designing health and social protection programs. Susann is particularly interested in the cross section of ICT applications, health and social protection. She is currently developing innovative technical assistance projects which support m- and ehealth solutions.

Experience Prior to ADB: Susann worked for research institutes, NGOs (on gender, migration, education, human rights), and in government and private medical institutions in the Philippines, India, Germany and the USA including Duke University, Baylor College and University of Washington. She always tried to link her medical profession with a broader development perspective.

Susann, a German national, holds a Medical Doctor degree and a PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of the Philippines. She is also board certified in emergency medicine, did a fellowship in dermatology and tropical medicine and post graduate courses in adult education, and in health system financing in developing countries.

  Annie Chu

Plenary                 Presentation 2

The importance of IT for a country’s Social Health Insurance

Annie Chu is Health Economist for Health Care Financing at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office.  Her experience revolves in providing technical support to Member States in the Western Pacific Region on the monitoring and evaluation of progress towards universal health coverage, generation of evidence for policy-making, and application and implementation of costing tools to strengthen health systems.


Jyotsna Chickersal

Plenary                 Presentation 2

The importance of IT for a country’s Social Health Insurance

Ms Jyotsna Chikersal is the Regional Advisor for Health Situation and Trend Assessment (HST) for the WHO’s South East Asia Region based in New Delhi, India. She leads WHO’s technical advice to member countries in the region on strengthening Health Information Systems, Civil registration and Vital Statistics, Health Statistics and eHealth as key pillars to strengthen Health Systems. She has over 15 years of experience in building strategic collaborations with development partners and academic institutions to promote technical cooperation as well as capacity building in the area of HST. In recent years, her unit's work has also focused on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in improving quality health services, accelerating universal health coverage, monitoring results, and improving information and accountability for better health outcomes. She has also been spearheading work in the region towards the direction of implementing Open Source Tools, District Health Information System, Electronic Medical Records and Health Data Standards. Ms Chikersal has also being taking forward the coordination of the activities under the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's(COIA) health in SEAR countries, and monitoring of international health goals such as MDGs.

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IT4UHC Conference Resources


Get the conference report at our AeHIN HingX website HERE.


You can download a copy of each of the newsletters released during the conference by clicking the links below:

Day 3 - 25 Sept 2013 Issue

Day 4 - 26 Sept 2013 Issue

Day 5 - 27 Sept 2013 Issue


Get the latest agenda of the IT4UHC Conference HERE.


Download slides presented in the meeting:

  • Plenary Presentations HERE
  • Learning Cafes HERE
  • Innovation Marketplace HERE


Know more of our speakers HERE.

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Conference venue is at Pan Pacific Manila: M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate , Manila City 1004 Philippines. 

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