Global Health Council (GHC) is proud to announce that the 2018 Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS18) will take place on November 30 in Washington, DC. This one‐day meeting will convene policy and program leads from global health organizations across multiple sectors. It will encourage crucial conversations that drill down on barriers and best practices to address changes in the global health landscape. Speakers and participants will be asked to propose both aspirational ideas and pragmatic solutions for the benefit of people served by nonprofit organizations, for‐profit corporations, and government institutions.
We came together at last year’s annual thought leadership symposium (see below) in anticipation of funding and political trends, but this year we will reinvigorate our advocacy agenda to address these changes to the global health landscape head-on. Key objectives at this year’s event include identifying inroads and strategies that bolster global health investments and leadership; discussing setbacks to global health support; acknowledging constraints or limitations of the current environment; anticipating other forthcoming changes to the global health landscape; committing to evolve; and gaining information and tools to inform future planning and advocacy.
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Registration will begin October 1. View ticket types and prices below.
Dr. Alma Crumm Golden is senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. A pediatrician by training, Dr. Golden has worked in private pediatrics, indigent health services, academic medicine, public health, healthcare administration and health policy. A graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Dr. Golden later became the director of pediatric services for UTMB’s Maternal and Child Health Program, establishing and managing 16 clinics in south and east Texas serving unfunded, Title V and Medicaid children and families. During her career, Dr. Golden has served as faculty at both the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M Health Science Center. She also served as a Presidential Appointee from 2002 to 2006 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Population Affairs in HHS, which included Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Embryo Adoption, and Abstinence Education.
Rebecca Martin, PhD, serves as the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has worked domestically and internationally in immunization, HIV, and health system strengthening and now lead’s CDC’s global efforts to protect and improve health worldwide through science, policy, partnership, and evidence-based public health action.
Dr. Martin has over 20 years of experience in global health. Her international assignments include work in Kenya as an epidemiologist for an inter-country immunization program with WHO African Regional Office, in Tanzania as the Program Director for Strategic Information and Human Resources with CDC, and Denmark as the Regional Advisor for immunization with WHO European Regional Office. In these roles Dr. Martin led studies to strengthen national capacity, supported improved immunization and surveillance systems, and provided evidence for the introduction of new vaccines. She most recently served four years as Director of the Global Immunization Division, leading CDC’s global polio eradication efforts, vaccine-preventable disease control, vaccine introduction, and immunization systems strengthening.
Dr. Martin began her career with CDC in 1997 in the National Immunization Program, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division. Prior to joining CDC, she worked at the Maryland Department of Hygiene and Mental Health in Maryland as the immunization program epidemiologist to improve vaccine access and coverage.
Dr. Martin received her Doctorate of Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in international health. She co-authored manuscripts and global guidelines on immunization strategies, vaccine-preventable diseases and surveillance methods.
Check-in and late registration begin at 8:30 AM ET. Program starts promptly at 9:00 AM ET.
Where are we now? What have we learned in the last year and how did global health leaders fare? How is global health positioned for the upcoming year, in the context of the 2018 U.S. elections?
The Next Big Thing – Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care for All
Universal health coverage (UHC) has surfaced as a priority agenda item for the global health community. On the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, the global community is also making a commitment to the goal of primary health care (PHC) for all. What does it mean to pursue UHC/PHC as an agenda, and how do we broaden engagement?
Breakout sessions provide the opportunity for a deep dive on the preceding plenary presentation. We will engage on how to advance UHC/PHC priorities tactically in the U.S. and in international fora. Each breakout session will be led by facilitators who will lead an interactive discussion with participants.
Session A: Universal Health Coverage in a U.S. Context
Session B: Universal Health Coverage in a Multilateral Context
Transforming Global Health Advocacy
What are some new approaches, messaging, and tactics we can use to enhance advocacy? In this panel presentation, speakers will present innovative examples and discuss how the community can use such examples in advocacy.
Breakout sessions provide the opportunity for a deep dive on the preceding plenary presentation. The conversations will cover the recognition and use of messaging that resonates with policymakers, and the mobilization of domestic and international grassroots advocates. Each breakout session will be led by facilitators who will lead an interactive discussion with participants.
Session C: Transforming Advocacy through Messaging
Session D: Transforming Advocacy through Mobilizing
Call to Action
Given the current U.S. and global policy and political landscape, UHC and other priority challenges, and the opportunity to leverage new advocacy tactics, what’s next?
Next Gen Leaders for a New Global Health Agenda
Students and young professionals are invited to participate in conversation hubs on various global health topics and to connect with seasoned professionals as mentors.
The symposium ends at 6:00 PM ET.