About Eduardo González

Eduardo González Pier is a distinguished non-resident visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. Over more than 20 years he has held senior positions in the health and social security sectors in Mexico. Most recently he served as Deputy Minister of Health. Previously he was Executive Chairman of Funsalud, a leading health policy think tank, Chief Financial Officer and Planning Coordinator of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the largest provider of pensions and health services in Mexico and Chief Economist and General Coordinator of Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Health. He has actively participated in the design, approval and implementation of strategic social security and health financing legal reforms, such as the pension system reform and the introduction of the Social Protection in Health (Seguro Popular de Salud).
Eduardo´s current research interests include estimating the economic value of better health, designing benefit packages and priorities setting in health care, formulating pharmaceutical policy and measuring hospital performance. He has served as advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the OECD and has published on a wide range of health, social protection and social security topics. He holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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

  • Strategic direction 4: financing for sustainability


    Day: 3 November

    Time: 11:30

    This session examines the potential sources of hepatitis financing that will be required for countries to launch, accelerate and sustain public health responses to viral hepatitis.


    • Financing HBV vs HCV.
    • External and domestic financing: the changing balance and the new reality.
    • Engaging with Ministries of Finance.
      Eduardo González-Pier, Center for Global Development
    • Public and private sector collaboration.
    • Taryn Barker, Clinton Health Access Initiative
    • Public-private partnerships in testing.
    • A strategic approach to financing hepatitis.
      Charles Gore, World Hepatitis Alliance

    Session objectives:

    • Learn the best approach to financing for HBV and HCV - separately or together.
    • Recognise the different sources of financing available to countries.
    • Learn how to ensure the support of Ministries of Finance.
    • Understand how the public and private sector can be combined.
    • Discover how to approach hepatitis financing in a structured way.