SAVE THE DATE:
Passing the Baton in Global Health
DECEMBER 6, 2019
FHI 360 CONFERENCE CENTER
1825 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW, 8TH FLOOR
WASHINGTON, DC 20009
Early bird registration will open on October 1.
This year's symposium will explore a number of themes and considerations that get to the heart of what it will mean – for all actors – to democratize global health, and how such an evolution might affect our advocacy narratives or campaigns moving forward. The agenda will focus on banner initiatives such as USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance as well as explore working community proposals for the Next Big Idea in Global Health to be driven by country strategies and local leadership.
We invite members to nominate speakers for plenaries or breakout sessions that will include such topics as aligning program transition components with policy timeline requirements, addressing the power dynamics of external expectations for in-country stakeholders, and borrowing (r)evolutionary best practices from other international development sectors.
You should attend, if you are a global or national decision-maker in global health, ready to challenge the status quo and contribute to advancing a new architecture that supports models led from the ground up. See you there!
RECAP OF GHLS18
Nearly 200 global health advocates came together at the 2018 Global Health Landscape Symposium (#GHLS18) on November 30, to revitalize the global health advocacy agenda. At the start of the day, we took the pulse of the audience to gauge feelings about the current global health landscape. What followed were rich discussions as we considered how to address both outstanding needs and future challenges, especially in the context of new global health leadership and strategies (i.e. Universal Health Coverage (UHC)). Finally, we emphasized the need to transform our advocacy efforts, both in how we mobilize support for our causes and craft our messages. The closing media panel provided a critical perspective on how to more effectively convey our news to the public. We greatly appreciated your high level of engagement and enthusiasm all day long!
A few other notable moments throughout the day include the following:
- A video address from WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who conveyed his gratitude to U.S. leadership in global health and encouraged the audience to look towards next year's high-level meeting on UHC
- Keynote remarks from U.S. Representative Ami Bera (D-CA-07), who shared optimism regarding a new Congressional cohort, which may be open to doing things differently and will hopefully become new global health champions
- Engaging conversations with our 35+ diverse speakers , who guided participants in creating actionable next steps
It was an intense day of discussions, learning, and networking, so in case you missed it, you can:
VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY
VIEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 GLOBAL HEALTH LANDSCAPE SYMPOSIUM (GHLS17):
VISIT THE GHLS17 WEBPAGE FOR ADDITIONAL TAKEAWAYS, INCLUDING THE FULL AGENDA, LIST OF SPEAKERS, AND PHOTOS.