Protecting the world from infectious disease threats requires that national governments share the responsibility of serving those most in need, but how do countries prioritize their investments in a rapidly changing world?
On the margins of the 71st World Health Assembly, this event will convene global and national leaders for a discussion on how investments in global health security strengthen public health systems, promote universal health coverage, and drive economic growth and local research and development. This event will outline the best case for investment in health security, explore how to scale up innovative programming at the country level, and provide recommendations on increasing country ownership and domestic buy-in for health security.
Speakers will be as follows:
Moderator: Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council
Opening Remarks: Dr. Tom Frieden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vital Strategies.
Keynote Speaker: Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
1) Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems Cluster, World Health Organization (TBC)
2) Dr. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
3) Catharina Boehme, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
Closing Remarks: Marian W. Wentworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health