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World Health Summit 2018 (WHS 2018)

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors

October 14 – 16
Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a
Berlin, Germany

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(Early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2018)

Held once a year, the World Health Summit has grown into the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues. It brings together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet.

Topics include:

1) Pandemic Preparedness
2) The Sustainable Development Goals: Health in All Policies
3) Access to Essential Medicines
4) Strengthening Health Systems
5) Antimicrobial Resistance
6) The Digital Healthcare Revolution

Speakers include:

1) Seth Berkley (CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland)
2) Diane Gashumba (Minister of Health, Rwanda)
3) Stefan Oschmann (CEO, Merck, Germany)
4) Naoko Yamamoto (Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems Cluster, WHO)

 

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7th Geneva Health Forum

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors

7th Geneva Health Forum: The Forum of Innovative Practices in Global Health
April 10 – 12
International Conference Center of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

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The Geneva Health Forum (GHF), a biennial event launched in 2006 and held in the Spring, combines plenary and parallel sessions attended by hundreds of participants, with a large international exhibition area. The GHF was established to link policy and practice, and addresses health issues through an integrative approach. It is known as the largest event in Europe gathering such a distinguished audience, composed of academic leaders, practitioners, policy makers, diplomats, representatives of donor agencies and healthcare providers.

Keynotes lectures and plenary sessions are given by international health leaders, and series of workshops, oral and poster sessions are held. These foster and nurture stimulating discussions on major global health issues. All plenary sessions, as well as a track of parallel sessions, are simultaneously translated in French and English. The GHF also provides a platform for showcasing the international and humanitarian, practice and solution-oriented commitment of the participants, and gives a voice to those active in the frontlines of global health.

Geneva provides a unique opportunity to the leading global health organizations to meet with governmental delegations appointed by most countries through their permanent UN representations. Indeed, Geneva hosts major international organizations in charge of health and humanitarian action, influential foundations, NGOs and public-private partnership organizations in the field of global health.

 

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GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 04/09/2018

NCD Child Encourages Young Minds to Participate in Global Art Contest

On April 3, ahead of World Health Day (April 7), NCD Child launched a global art and video contest for adolescents to visually highlight the importance of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control for young people and their communities. Based on the theme, Health For Youth = #HealthForAll, the contest invites artists between the ages of 12 and 21 to electronically submit original drawings, paintings, or videos. Finalists will be formally recognized at a ceremony during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York City. The contest is supported by a grant to NCD Child and the American Academy of Pediatrics from Novo Nordisk. Deadline for submissions is May 31.

World Health Worker Week Elevates the Voices of Real Changemakers

The Fifth Annual World Health Worker Week (WHWW) took place last week (April 2 -8), with several events occurring in the Washington, DC area. OnApril 2, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) co-hosted a Twitter chat to highlight health workers who are influencing policy change and to generate ideas to help health workers become more effective advocates. On April 5, FHWC, the United Nations Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson hosted a Health Heroes + SocialGood summit, which re-invigorated a vital call to action to support and empower health workers worldwide. Follow up on all of the WHWW social media conversations using the hashtags #HealthHeroes and #HealthWorkersCount. Also, view FHWC and IntraHealth International blogs, which amplify the voices of health workers who are creating powerful changes in their health systems. Next up on the World Day circuit is the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11. Consider joining a blog carnival to champion maternal and reproductive health advocates.

New Global Health Fellow Program (GHFP) II Crossover Study Seeks Participants

Last month, Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II launched a qualitative study to identify the motivations, challenges, and successes of a unique group of professionals who have experienced a “crossover” between their global and public health careers. Previous research shows that most health professionals stay in their area of specialty throughout their careers. Moreover, there is significant evidence of domestic health professionals finding it difficult to transition into global health work. This study will explore the experiences of select professionals, especially those who were able to successfully move from domestic public health to global health work. If you are interested in participating and want to see if you qualify for the study, please complete this survey by April 27.

NEWSBITES:

1) March 26
: Organizers of the 2018 Global Health Mini-University, an annual, one-day learning forum bringing together global health professionals and students, announced calls for sessions proposals to shape the event. Deadline for submission is April 20.
2) March 29: CORE Group opened registration for its first post-conference workshop following the Global Health Practitioner Conference (to be held in June 2018), focusing on the integration of NCDs into global health programs.
3) April 2: PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease Initiative and partners announced, Take the Plunge, an interactive experience that will enable advocates to explore the solutions that ensure children survive childhood and reach their full potential.
4) April 2: A new PBS film, Global Health: Preventing Pandemic, will be screened in New York later this month at an event hosted by Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Rabin Martin as well as in Washington, DC, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ headquarters. The screenings will be followed by panel discussions by global health experts.
5) April 3: WHO updated its position paper on typhoid vaccines to formally recommend the use of the first typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in routine immunization programs of typhoid-endemic countries.

 

The Power of Nurses: Frontline Leaders Take Zambia toward SDG#3 and UHC

Organized by IntraHealth International, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, University of Zambia (UNZA)

March 27
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite #100
Washington, DC

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(Kindly RSVP by March 23)

LINK TO WEBINAR

Nurses can lead the way toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal #3 and universal health coverage, but they need leadership skills and support. Please join IntraHealth International, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, and the University of Zambia (UNZA) in Washington DC or via webinar for a panel presentation and discussion featuring Zambia’s unique approach to building leadership skills among frontline nurses throughout the country.

Agenda:

8:00 AM Arrivals and continental breakfast
8:30 AM Panel presentations
9:15 AM Open discussion

Speakers:


Allison Annette Foster,
 Senior Advisor for Health Systems and Health Workforce, IntraHealth International
Marjorie MakukulaLecturer, School of Nursing Sciences, Department of Nursing Education, Leadership and Management at the University of Zambia
Alice LiuActing Director, mPowering Frontline Health Workers Initiative
Rita Kalomo, Programs Officer, Department of Policy, Programmes and Professional Affairs, Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO)

 

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