About Cielo Yaneth

Cielo Yaneth Ríos-Hincapié is a Colombian medical doctor. She is a graduate of the Cartagena University in Colombia, specialist in Management of health services (Córdoba University in Colombia), Magister in Public Health from the University of London and Magister on HIV from the Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain).

Cielo worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Colombia, Angola and Zimbabwe between 2000 and 2008, mainly on basic health care, response to emergencies and HIV and worked with CDC in Zimbabwe in 2009-2010 as public health specialist. She did some consultancies with UNFPA, PAHO and IOM between 2011 and 2013 and started at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in Colombia on March 2013. Here Cielo is a focal point for STI, TB/HIV coinfection and co-coordinating the writing and implementation of the National Plan for Viral Hepatitis Control 2014-2017.

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Strategic direction 4: financing for sustainability

    Golden Hall

    Day: 3 November

    Time: 09:00

    The first of two plenary sessions on strategic direction 4, which addresses the sustainable financing of hepatitis responses within a whole health systems approach.

    Chairs: Dr. Amanda Kgomotso Vilakazi Nhlapo, National Department of Health, South Africa and Dr. John Ward, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


    • A strategic approach to financing hepatitis.
      Charles Gore, World Hepatitis Alliance
    • Costing, delivery and financing for hepatitis – the linkages.
      Dr. Jeremy Lauer, World Health Organization
    • Panel discussion: financing for hepatitis within a health systems approach.
      Moderator: Dr. Eduardo González Pier, Center for Global Development
      Dr. David Wilson, World Bank
      Dr. Jean Damascene Makuza, Rwanda Biomedical Center
      Dr. Jeremy Lauer, World Health Organization
      Dr. Homie Razavi, Center for Disease Analysis Foundation

      Dr. Cielo Yaneth Ríos-Hincapié, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Colombia

    Session objective:

    • Discover how to approach hepatitis costing, budgeting and financing in a structured way.
    • Understand how the financing system must match the service delivery model and where there are opportunities for integration.
    • Learn how countries can best approach sustainable financing for hepatitis.