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Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"Bye from me too.  Let's keep talking."
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"We also know that in very many countries, because of the problems in public systems, most poor people actually get most of their health care from private providers.  So I agree that the private sector should complement the public - we should…"
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"Yes, the ColaLife work is really impressive.  And it illustrates very well the need to work just as much on the demand side as on the supply side.  Changing behaviour seems to be fundamental to just about everything we're trying to do…"
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"Yes, and this is where the issues of building trust between public and private secotrs become so important."
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"This gets us into the whole discussion about health systems.  The right products are, of course, important.  But getting them to the people who need them at the bottom of the pyramid requires much more.  Purchasing power, acess in…"
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"And at least for basic diarrhoea there aren't big financing issues.  As Simon says, the treatment is very cheap.  So no complications about needing to get public financing to ensure that poor people can get access to effective…"
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"Absolutely agree.  This is a great example.  Plenty of behaviour change challenges, but nothing complicated about the technology."
Jun 10, 2014
Julia Watson replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Enhancing Health Outcomes
"And from DFID in a surprisingly sunny London"
Jun 10, 2014

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Job Title
Senior Economic Adviser
Organisation
DFID
Sector
I work for government
About my work:
I advise DFID on working with the private secotr in health and on health financing.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Health, Measuring Impact

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