Side Meetings


Building Economies for Health for All


  • 14:00 - 17:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 3

  • Contact Person : Ritu Sadana,

  • Ritu Sadana, WHO
  • Mariana Mazzucato, IIPP

The Council on the Economics of Health for All brings together different areas of policy that can no longer be considered separately from health: social, economic, financial, and innovation policies.

The Council’s mission is to bring health and well-being into the center of how we think about purpose, value, and development. It provides a new approach to shaping the economy with the objective of building healthy societies that are just, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable.


  • Introduce the main themes of the Economics Council and its efforts to change the narrative of health for economic growth, to economies of health – as noted in its Manifesto


  • Discuss key actions for Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, and international financial and development organizations, emerging from the 4 key themes the Council has offered evidence on ways to reorient economies for health (valuing health for all, financing health for all from a whole of society approach, governing health innovation for the common good, and strengthening public sector capacity to shape this reorientation).


  • Discuss, prioritize and refine the Council’s preliminary/potential recommendations including through an interactive poll.  This will inform the Council’s deliberations as it prepares its Final Report to be released in May 2023.