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Health Governance:

The Value for Strategic Purchasing

13 December 2024, Friday | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (GMT+8)

Health is going to be top of agenda in many parts of the world. Afterall, the strength of economy is partly based on a healthy population. Health is complex- it is provided by government in terms of public health services and also by the private sector for many medical interventions. The question is how do we keep our population healthy, providing quality basic services using cost-effective systems and technology amidst limited resources.


One of the acknowledged problems we have in our health care is scarcity of human resources for health, the second is procuring services and goods.


Kenneth Hartigan-Go will discuss the broad issues of human resources and the role industry leaders can play to support an existential problem, one which can affect our future ready workforce. There is a growing problem on lack of doctors and nurses in the world. This means foreign countries with this need will import and employ our scarce human resources while Philippines continue to export. Eventually, this problem will turn into a quality of care issue and ultimately become a health security dilemma. This will further polarize the rich and the poor in terms of access to health care services. The problems in HRH include scholarships, admissions, attrition, quality of health science education, inability to pass licensure examinations, finding employment, working conditions and salary & compensation, retention, migration, re-entry and re-integration. What are possible solutions if we consider health is everybody’s business?


Max Ventura will provide a sneak peak on what is Strategic Purchasing, with empirical inputs from a recent Southeast Asian study, with focus on the Philippines and where private sector can play a role. Health sector strengthening is a strategy the Philippines must embrace. One of the solutions is to introduce the principles and practice of Strategic Purchasing. Originally designed for improving government efficiency to deliver better health, it can also be applied in many private sectors setting. What is Strategic purchasing and what are the principles and components to make this work? Coming from the public health emergency called the COVID 19 Pandemic and the financial impact it created, it was clear that Southeast Asia will need a plan for Strategic purchasing. Basic questions like What to buy, from whom to buy and how to buy will be touched on. The end goal is making health systems in our country more resilient and assist in the sustainability of Universal Health Care. One of the most valuable principles is procuring for better outcomes and consideration of inter-dependency of the components of the health system: governance, human resources, services and facilities, medicines, ICT, and lastly financing.


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Building a Working and Effective Board: Essential Steps to Success

Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV, FICD 

Corporate Secretary and Thought Leadership Chair

Institute of Corporate Directors


Customer Centricity

Mr. Ramon Vicente Roxas, MICD

Founder and Managing Director

Capability Philippines, Inc.

Effectively Cascading the Company Strategic Plan

Mr. Rex Drilon II, FICD
Former Chairman,
Institute of Corporate Directors


Deploying a Data-first Strategy: Separating Fact Versus Fiction

Dr. David R. Hardoon, FICD

Chief Executive Officer

Aboitiz Data Innovation


Who is Responsible for Your Corporate Culture

Mr. Frank Numann, FICD

Independent Anti-Bribery Consultant

Health Governance: The Value for Strategic Purchasing

Dr. Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go  MD, MD (UK), FICD

Adjunct Faculty

Asian Institute of Management

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Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV, FICD

Corporate Secretary,
Institute of Corporate Directors

As one of the first and youngest Fellows of the Philippine Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Atty. Kalaw has chaired ICD’s Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations Circle since 2007, where he was primarily responsible for creating and developing ICD’s Governance Framework for Family-Owned or Controlled Corporations as well as the Institute’s model for addressing sustainability at the board-level, now known as the Sustainability Strategy Spectrum. He has counseled and taught on corporate governance both locally and internationally, with the latter aspect particularly as a consultant to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. A Trustee of the Institute from May 2012 to June 2020, he also serves on its core faculty as Chair of the Thought Leadership Committee and is its current Corporate Secretary. In May 2021, he was installed as the Institute’s youngest Life Fellow. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of ICD’s sister learned society for public governance, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, as well as the Center for Excellence in Governance. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, from which he obtained his Company Directors Course Diploma in 2010. In October 2022, Atty. Kalaw became the first Filipino to be elected a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, the world’s leading learned society of family firm consultants, in both of that organization’s recognized discipline specializations: Family Firm Governance and Family Wealth Advising.


He presently serves as an independent board director of the shipping and logistics firm Gothong Southern, and is one of the few Filipinos who are fully certified in the Balanced Scorecard Strategic Performance Management approach by the co-founders of the process, Professors Norton and Kaplan of Harvard Business School. Accredited by the Global Reporting Initiative as its first Filipino Certified Sustainability Professional, he is also both a Certified Sustainability Practitioner and Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurer of the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners as well as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute of the United States.


Atty. Kalaw received his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management and his Juris Doctor degree, with 2nd Honors, from Ateneo De Manila University. He obtained his Master in Public Administration degree from the University of the Philippines and his Master of Business Administration degree jointly from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School. He obtained a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge. He currently serves on the faculty of the Ateneo Law School, where he teaches Corporate Governance as well as Governance, Law, & Development for the J.D. Program and Intellectual Property Management and Enforcement for the school’s pioneering LL.M. Program in intellectual property jointly sponsored by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

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