Archived Webinar

The Economics of the Right to Health

Does the fact that a country has enshrined health in its constitution mean that everyone has the right to everything for free? This webinar will discuss the principles of the right to health, their implications and how they relate to some of the main characteristics of the health sector and to key economic concepts such as equity, scarcity and priority setting and principal-agency.

About the Presenters

Roberto Iunes

Roberto Lunes is a Senior Health Economist at the World Bank Institute. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Iunes worked for over thirteen years at the Inter-American Development Bank in the design and implementation of health sector operations and at the independent Office of Evaluation and Oversight. His academic experience includes working as faculty and researcher in Economics of Health and Nutrition at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and adjunct professor of Political Economy of Latin America at George Washington's University Elliot School of International Affairs. He was also a Takemi Fellow and research fellow in the program of Health Care Financing, both at Harvard University. His public sector experience includes work with the Departments of Health of both the state and the city of Sao Paulo, as well as for the Ministry of Health in his native Brazil.

Target Audience

Health professionals

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