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Diverse Pathways and Partnerships to Universal Health Coverage

Organized by
Global Health Council, Living Goods, IntraHealth International, and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

May 24
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Geneva Press Club
106 Route de Ferney 1202
Geneva, Switzerland

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*This event will be webcast live*

Global Health Council, Living Goods, IntraHealth International, and Frontline Health Workers Coalition cordially invite you to a discussion on how Universal Health Coverage can be financed at local, national, and regional or global levels to ensure access to essential services by all citizens. This event will feature new models for innovative financing in countries and collaborative opportunities with donors or investors, governments, and implementing organizations. We also will explore the role domestic resource mobilization and community economic empowerment PLAY in access to health care both today and in years to come.

Featured Speakers:

Secretary Alex Azar, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Honorable Dr. Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda

Ms. Kwanele Asante – Shongwe, Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Cancer Prevention and Control, South Africa

Dr. Mariam Claeson, Director, Global Financing Facility, World Bank

Dr. Angela Gichaga, CEO, Financing Alliance for Health

Dr. Ashish Jha, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

Ms.Barbara Stilwell, Senior Director, Health Workforce Solutions, IntraHealth International

Mr.Kenneth Mugumya, Director of Government Relations, Living Goods

Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage & Health Systems

Mr. Sunil Kumar, Community -Based Program Management Specialist

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From the Ground Up: NCDs, TB, and Resilient Health Systems

Organized by Global Health Council, NCD Roundtable, Stop TB Partnership, and ACTION

May 23
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST
Club suisse de la presse – Geneva Press Club
106 Route de Ferney
1202 Geneva, Switzerland

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Weak health systems that cannot provide a full spectrum of quality care combined with the double burden of NCDs and TB impede economic growth, and undermine progress toward global poverty eradication, including existing and future development goals such as Universal Health Coverage (UHC). With WHO Director-General Tedros making UHC his top priority and with the NCD and TB High-Level Meetings approaching, it is a strategic time for the NCD and TB communities to coordinate efforts and use integrated care to show how health systems can address multiple health challenges in low-resource settings.

ACTION, Global Health Council, NCD Roundtable, and the STOP TB Partnership cordially invite you to a discussion on how the UHC agenda will need to address the double burden of NCDs and TB in low- and middle- income countries.

Featured Speakers

Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Opening Remarks: Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council

Moderator: Amy Israel, Global Health Thought and Leadership Director,  Eli Lilly

Kwanele Asante Shongwe, Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer, National Department of Health, Republic of South Africa

Dr. Sarabjit Chadha, Deputy Regional Director, South East Asia, The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease

Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, STOP TB Partnership

Dr. Wilmot James, Visiting Professor, Pediatrics and International Affairs, Columbia University (Former MP, South Africa)

Dr. Janna Patterson, Senior Vice President, Global Child Health,  American Academy of Pediatrics

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71st World Health Assembly Side-Events by Non-State Actors in Official Relations with WHO

All the events below require World Health Assembly (WHA) badges for access to the Palais Des Nations. No RSVP is required as the events are first-come, first-served.  For more information on Non-State Actors in Official Relations with WHO, click here. For side-events organized by WHO member states, click here.

Organized by
PATH, Caritas Internationalis, Global Health Council, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, International Pediatric Association and International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation

Taking civil society Engagement to New Heights to Advance WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work and Achieve the Triple Billion targets
May 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CEST
Palais Des Nations, Room IX

Organized by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Gynecological Oncology, Early Detection and Prevention
May 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 6:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Organized by Alzheimer’s Disease International

Mobilizing society: Inspiration for Developing National Responses to Dementia
May 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Organized by IOGT International and supported by the delegations of Botswana, Lithuania, Slovenia and Thailand

From Burden to Solution – Ending Tuberculosis, Beating Non-Communicable Diseases and Achieving Health for All Through Alcohol Policy Best Buys Implementation
May 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 6:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Organized by the International Baby Food Action Network

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) as a vehicle to Galvanise Action to Achieve World Health Assembly and Global Breastfeeding Collective targets to increase exclusive and Continued breastfeeding
May 24, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Organized by the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

Digital health and artificial intelligence for delivery of quality services towards universal access to healthcare
May 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 6:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Organized by
Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

Better access for all with sustainable financing systems: the role of the private sector and new innovations to achieve Universal Health Coverage
May 25, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:50 PM CEST
Room IX, Palais Des Nations

Note: All events are held in Room IX of the Palais Des Nations. No RSVP Required. All events are first-come, first-served. WHA badges are required to obtain access to the events held in the Palais Des Nations.

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Getting Local with Global Health Security: A Path Toward Sustainable Action

Organized by
May 21
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST
Club Suisse de la Press, Route de Ferney 106
Geneva, Switzerland

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*This event will be webcast live*

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

Panelists
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

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Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for Delegates

Organized by the United Nations Foundation and the Global Health Centre Geneva

May 20
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix
Geneva, Switzerland

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This year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), taking place from 21-26 May in Geneva, marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization. Despite the important health gains achieved since the establishment of the WHO, many health challenges remain. The complexity of current global health issues and the many items on the agenda call for a better understanding around WHO’s role in global health, the Assembly’s processes and decisions.

This annual introductory briefing for WHO Delegates and participants aims to provide an overview of key issues at stake to maximize the participation of a wide range of stakeholders.

This year’s edition will include:

1) a presentation of WHA’s structure and governance
2) a multistakeholder panel on the draft 13th General Programme of Work
3) briefings on the key dimensions and policy challenges of such issues as health emergencies, polio transition, access to vaccines, and nutrition

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