2022 Symposium

Meeting the Moment

Progress & Potential in a Changing Global Health Landscape

December 7 – 8

Schedule

Day One
December 7
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch/Registration/Exhibition
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm @ Main Hall
Opening and Welcome Remarks
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening Keynote
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ Atrium
Networking/Break
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room A
From R&D to Frontline Delivery
Advocating for the workforce needed to deliver global health security.
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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room A
From R&D to Frontline Delivery
Advocating for the workforce needed to deliver global health security.

This discussion will examine the state whole of workforce from R&D to delivery and outreach – required to deliver global health security – and discuss potential concrete pathways for a more integrated advocacy agenda. Speakers will include technical, delivery, government, and advocacy leaders.

Moderator: Stacey Knobler, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Panelists:

Dr. Naveen Thacker, International Pediatric Association

Dr. Stephanie Psaki, United States National Security Council

Professor Petro Terblanch, Afrigen Biologics

Rafiat Akinokun, Institute of Nursing Research Nigeria

Jamie Bay Nishi, Global Health Technologies Coalition

David Bryden, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International

This discussion is presented by the Sabine Vaccine Institute supported by the secretariats of the Global Health Technologies Coalition and Frontline Health Workers Coalition.

 

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room B
Women on the Frontline
How investments in gender equality keep health systems running.
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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room B
Women on the Frontline
How investments in gender equality keep health systems running.

This discussion will connect gender equality and health systems strengthening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using CARE’s 2022 reports on lessons learned from COVID-19 (Women at the last mile: How investments in gender equality have kept health systems running during COVID-19 and She Told Us So (Again)), this session will showcase the centrality of women for community resilience and robust recovery from health shocks. Topics will include the importance of frontline health workers (70% of whom are women), innovative solutions to promote women’s community leadership (such as savings groups and community accountability mechanisms), and women’s health (including access to family planning services). We will center the voices closest to these issues, including technical experts as well as local women leaders who have lived experience of health and/or gender equality programs that improved their community’s health outcomes.

This conversation is presented by CARE.

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room C
The Potential of Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Early-Stage Solutions for Global Health Security
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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Room C
The Potential of Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Early-Stage Solutions for Global Health Security

As we continue to combat 21st century health threats and emerging infectious diseases, could the path to a better prepared and protected world rely on unlocking the collective power of the global community? During this session, preparedness leaders will discuss the importance of collaboration in spurring next-generation innovations for global health security. Hear from leaders from BLUE KNIGHT™, a joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), that supports the acceleration of a portfolio of early-stage companies around the world. Initiative leaders will be joined by two BLUE KNIGHT™ portfolio companies to discuss the potential of public-private partnerships to accelerate future health security solutions.

Moderator: Ashim Subedee, PhD, Director, Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) Catalyst Office | Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

Panelists:

Rachel Rath, MBA, MPH, Director, BARDA Alliance | Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Rick Pierce, CEO, Co-Founder, and Board Member | Decoy Therapeutics

Joshua Yang, MD, PhD, MBA,  CEO and Co-Founder | Glyphic Biotechnologies

 

This discussion is presented by Johnson and Johnson Innovation.

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Main Hall
How can pandemic preparedness advance global health equity and health systems?
Seizing the opportunity.
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3:30 pm – 4:45 pm @ Main Hall
How can pandemic preparedness advance global health equity and health systems?
Seizing the opportunity.

The global community is now discussing how to strengthen prevention and preparedness for the next pandemic threat. A new fund has been created at the World Bank (the FIF) and WHO is convening partners to establish a new pandemic treaty. Policy action on preparedness offers both challenges and enormous opportunities. It could lead to further siloing of global health and reduction in financing for established entities in favor of the FIF. Or it could lead to significant new investment in resilient health systems, better able to meet all people’s needs today and better able to identify and respond to new disease threats. This session will be a dynamic dialogue: 1) to explore what preparedness that strengthens health systems would look like and how it might work, including lessons from COVID-19, and, 2) the policy implications for the FIF, Global Fund and bilateral and national health programs.

Moderator: Chris Collins, President & CEO | Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Panelists:

Dr. Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Head, Division of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication | Africa CDC

Oanh Khuat | SCDI Vietnam

Dr. Fujita Masami

Jackie Kiarie | Amref

Fitsum Lakew Alemayehu | WACI Health

Colin Puzo Smith | Results

This discussion is presented by Friends of the Global Fight.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Atrium
Reception
Day Two
December 8
9:00 am – 9:15 am @ Main Hall
Welcome Remarks
9:15 am – 10:30 am @ Main Hall
Opening Plenary: Multilateral Perspectives
Making progress on health during a time of climate, COVID, and conflict
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9:15 am – 10:30 am @ Main Hall
Opening Plenary: Multilateral Perspectives
Making progress on health during a time of climate, COVID, and conflict

During this session, speakers will highlight the current state of play for multilaterals as the world transitions out of the pandemic and share how multilaterals are addressing cross-cutting issues with health.

 

Moderator:

Amy Boldosser-Boesch | MSH

Amy Boldosser-Boesch is senior director and head of the FCI Program of MSH within the Health Programs Group, based in MSH’s New York office. Amy leads the FCI Program of MSH team’s advocacy and accountability work for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health and for access to universal health coverage. Amy is also responsible for managing the Secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, which is hosted at MSH. Previously, she was interim president and CEO, and vice president of global advocacy, at Family Care International (FCI), a non-governmental organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world, whose programs and staff were integrated into MSH in late 2015.

Panelists:

Mandeep Dhaliwal | UNDP

Dr. Mandeep Dhaliwal is the Director of UNDP’s HIV and Health Group, Bureau of Policy and Programme Support. She brings to the organization over 20 years of experience working on HIV, health, human rights and evidence-based policy and programming in low and middle-income countries. Prior to joining UNDP, she was a senior adviser to the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute’s Special Programme on HIV/ AIDS. From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Dhaliwal worked for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Policy, Research and Good Practice Team in the United Kingdom where she focused on issues of HIV care and treatment in developing countries. She was instrumental in expanding the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s technical support and policy work on issues of HIV care, treatment and support in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. 

Abheet Solomon | UNICEF

Jordie Hannum | BWC

Jordie Hannum has 20 years of legislative, analytical, and advocacy experience, including key roles on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, and within non-governmental organizations. As Executive Director of the Better World Campaign (BWC), he guides its legislative and advocacy efforts around U.S.-UN engagement and helped secure support for paying off over $700 million in arrears to the United Nations. During his tenure at the UN Foundation/BWC, Mr. Hannum has testified in front of Congress on the UN’s value, its peacekeeping operations, and U.S. standing in international organizations. He has traveled to South Sudan, DR Congo and Uganda researching civilian protection and written on the importance of U.S. engagement in peacekeeping. Stemming from his travels, Mr. Hannum has also examined how peacekeepers create conditions under which displaced persons can voluntarily return home. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Hill, Just Security, The Cipher Brief, and Devex.

Pria Basu | World Bank

10:30 am – 10:45 am @ Atrium
Break/Networking
10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Room A
Preventing Pandemics at the Source
Win-Win Strategies for People and the Planet
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10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Room A
Preventing Pandemics at the Source
Win-Win Strategies for People and the Planet

Important new science strongly supports zoonotic origins for COVID-19. Similarly, all other viral pandemics since 1918, originally spilled over from animals into humans. Today, the repeated emergences of these zoonoses, combined with an exponential increase of international connectivity, is pushing the world into the era of pandemics. We can avoid this. But only if we take a holistic approach to pandemic prevention, aligned with the principles of One Health. It is now a scientific fact that human impact on ecosystems through deforestation and unsustainable land use, animal husbandry practices and wildlife trade, drives up the risk of zoonotic spillover. This risk can therefore be reduced. This session will bring together leaders from the public health, animal health and environmental sectors to highlight practical actions that we can take to reduce the risk of spillover and discuss the critical importance of One Health for pandemic prevention.

Moderator: Dr. Nigel Sizer, Executive Director | Preventing Pandemics at The Source

Panelists:

Dr. Neil Vora, Pandemic Prevention Fellow | Conservation International

Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs of the United States and Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources

Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Vice President for Science and Outreach | EcoHealth Alliance

 

This discussion is presented by Preventing Pandemics at the Source.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Room B
Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Non-Communicable Diseases
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10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Room B
Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Non-Communicable Diseases

This panel will provide background on the global non-communicable diseases burden and the challenges that NCDs pose on communities and health systems globally while discussing why NCDs need to be a part of the USAID Vision for Health Systems Strengthening 2030 to promote access to higher quality care for the world’s most vulnerable. We will also discuss the current gaps in funding and an equitable and integrated response for NCDs and state a call to action for the U.S. and other governments and stakeholders to address NCDs in more comprehensive way.

 

This discussion is presented by the NCD Roundtable.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Health for All
Health Coverage Isn’t Universal If It’s Not Inclusive
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10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Health for All
Health Coverage Isn’t Universal If It’s Not Inclusive

This panel will present findings of the Economist Impact’s recently released Health Inclusivity Index and discuss the real-world implications of health inclusion, or, more pointedly, health exclusion for certain groups, namely women and people with disabilities.

Moderator:

Laura Hoemeke, DrPH, MPH | Senior Global Health Consultant

Panelists:

Erin Stieber, Chief Programs Strategy Officer | Smile Train

Dr. Roopa Dhatt, Co-Founder | Women in Global Health

David Humphreys, Global Practice Lead, Health Policy | Economist Impact

 

This panel is presented by Smile Train.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Main Hall
Understanding the Scope and Scale of Faith-Based (Christian) Health Assets
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10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Main Hall
Understanding the Scope and Scale of Faith-Based (Christian) Health Assets

Over 84% of the world’s population belong to a major faith group, and faith-based organizations provide a substantial share of health services in health facilities, community-based programs, and places of worship. They are valuable partners and essential elements of local and international health strategies to address both long- and short-term global health interventions. Faith actors and institutions are, however, often overlooked or poorly understood in health sector planning and coordination. To address this, Christian Connections for International Health is the secretariat for the new Christian Health Asset Mapping Consortium, which will create a registry of known data sources and improve the quality and reporting on data about the scope and scale of faith-based health assets. This discussion will also highlight the emerging role of formal networks of health assets and emphasize how to engage them in planning and service delivery.

Moderator: Douglas Fountain, Executive Director | Christian Connections for International Health

Panelists:

Rebecca Waugh, Senior Programs Advisor for Faith Engagement

This discussion is presented by Christian Connections for International Health.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm @ Main Hall
Lunchtime Health Equity Keynote
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1:00 pm – 1:30 pm @ Main Hall
Lunchtime Health Equity Keynote

Join us as we hear from Dr. Denise Cardo, Acting Director of the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Denise Cardo is the Acting Director for the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since August 2022. Dr. Cardo joined CDC in 1993 as a medical epidemiologist and, after holding several leadership positions in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, she was selected as division director in 2003. Dr. Cardo has led CDC activities to prevent infections and antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings, sepsis, and to promote healthcare safety in the United States and globally. She has been involved in several CDC responses to emerging infection threats, including to COVID-19. In addition, she has served in other CDC leadership roles, including as the CDC Acting Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epi and Lab systems (OSELS) and CDC Acting Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases (DDID).

Prior to joining CDC, she had a distinguished career in the division of infectious diseases at one of Brazil’s prestigious medical institutions, Escola Paulista de Medicina, where she received her medical degree, completed her residency and fellowship, and joined the faculty as associated professor of infectious diseases.

She is the author of several research and reviewed papers including book chapters and has received several awards for her work.

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room A
Abortion for All: A continental discussion
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1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room A
Abortion for All: A continental discussion

In partnership, Ipas and WEC will bring leaders from the green wave movement to the 2022 Global Health Landscape Symposium to exchange insights and experiences with their colleagues. This session will start off with a panel presentation, followed by a Q and A, and then small group work. Participants will be provided with scenarios and key questions to foster a rich dialog on key learnings from the abortion rights movement globally. This session will be focused on shared learning and partnership building transnationally. In the last two years, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, have decriminalized or fully legalized abortion. While, so much was achieved in these recent years, these were hard-fought wins that came after decades of navigating restrictive contexts, finding creative ways to expand access and stymie abortion foes, and changing hearts and minds. Abortion rights advocates from Latin America stand in solidarity with their peers around the world who are working to expand access and liberalize abortion laws, and are eager to share their experiences and learnings. The recent Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade in the United States has emboldened the anti-abortion movement globally which is more intent than ever on banning abortion outright everywhere. Opposition groups around the world have formed close ties, sharing both information and resources. It is time for abortion rights advocates to do the same.

Moderator: Carlotta Arias, Policy and Advocacy Advisor | Ipas

Bethany Van Kampen Saravia, Senior Legal and Policy Advisor | Ipas

Karen Padilla, Senior Program Manager | Ipas Latin America and the Caribbean

Elida Caballero Cabrera, Director, Campaign and Advocacy Programs | Women’s Equality Center

 

This discussion is presented by Ipas.

 

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room B
Shift The Power for Health Equity
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1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room B
Shift The Power for Health Equity

We will discuss the opportunities and obstacles given the big new commitment of USAID and other bilaterals to the localization agenda, and the many steps both the bilaterals and civil society will need to take to have this commitment become a reality and result in quality health care in marginalized communities.

Moderator: Gunjan Veda, Director, Collaborative Research, Policy and Practice | The Movement for Community-led Development

Panelists:

Chris Collins, President and CEO | Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Crystal Lander, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer | Pathfinder International

Wubshet Loha, Associate Director, Advocacy, Africa | Global Health Advocacy Incubator

This discussion is presented by The Hunger Project.

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room C
A Foundation of Equity
The Global HIV Response is a Template for Equitable & Inclusive Pandemic Preparedness
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1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room C
A Foundation of Equity
The Global HIV Response is a Template for Equitable & Inclusive Pandemic Preparedness

The ideals of social justice, respect, access, and dignity must be embedded in new pandemic preparedness funding and coordinating mechanisms being established. The HIV/AIDS response, in particular the Global Fund and PEPFAR, provide a blueprint for ensuring such an equitable approach: – Involving civil society from the outset. For example, advocacy by thousands of civil society groups led to the creation of the Global Fund. – Including civil society in governing boards. For example, one third of the Global Fund Board is dedicated to civil society organizations. – Developing responsive programming to address equity concerns. For example, PEPFAR launched initiatives expressly designed to reach key populations, issues guidance for countries to use in reaching key populations, and uses diplomacy to help change discriminatory laws. This session will be used to: highlight these and other best practices used in the HIV/AIDS response; illustrate how they can be applied to pandemic preparedness mechanisms in development.

Moderator:

Suraj Madoori | GAPP Co-Chair

Panelists:

Mamadi Yilla | OGAC

Khuất Thị Hải Oanh | SCDI

Ariane Lopez-Hunte | EGPAF Regional Director, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania

Emily Bass | AIDS activist and author of To End a Plague: America’s fight to end AIDS in Africa

This discussion is presented by Global AIDS Policy Partnership.

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Main Hall
Beyond Silos
The global imperative of integrating universal health coverage and primary health care together with global health security and other vertical health programs as the pathway to achieve health equity and resilience
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1:45 pm – 3:00 pm @ Main Hall
Beyond Silos
The global imperative of integrating universal health coverage and primary health care together with global health security and other vertical health programs as the pathway to achieve health equity and resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic, mounting impact of climate change, and rise of antimicrobial resistance have created immense strain on health systems and services, particularly in lower resourced settings. Global health investors and actors need to identify new ways of being responsive to what country’s need and want when it comes to advancing equitable and resilient health care systems. With twin UN High-Level Meetings, one on UHC and the other on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response taking place in 2023, there is a pivotal opportunity to reframe how global health investments are structured and create real flexibility for countries tapping these funds to utilize them in ways that contribute to their overall health systems and primary health care strengthening. In this session, speakers representing country health leaders, advocates and global health actors will speak to new ways in which global health funds can be reconceptualized and designed to be responsive to country health systems and service integration priorities. Participants will leave with concrete recommendations on how to support structural changes within vertical health programs.

Moderators:

Dr. Kimberly Green, Global Director for Primary Health Care | PATH

Pauline Irungu, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor | PATH

Panelists:

Dr. Arush Lal, Commissioner | Chatham House Commission on Universal Health

Dr. Maureen Bartee, Senior Advisor for Health Systems and Health Security | U.S. Department of State

Additional speakers TBC.

This discussion is presented by PATH.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ Atrium
Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Main Hall
Closing Plenary: Looking Ahead
Harnessing the potential of a changed global health landscape
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3:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Main Hall
Closing Plenary: Looking Ahead
Harnessing the potential of a changed global health landscape

Looking forward at opportunities to shift the global health architecture–across all the pillars.

 

Panelists:

Anuradha Gupta | Sabin

 

Jirair Ratevosian, DrPH, MPH, Acting Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor | PEPFAR

Jirair Ratevosian joined S/GAC in August of 2021. He is responsible for building and maintaining political relations across relevant U.S. government agencies and Department of State offices in service of PEPFAR. He is currently serving as Chief of Staff (acting), assisting Ambassador Nkengasong with strategic planning, hiring, policy development, and other front office management issues. He also serves as Chair for the PEPFAR program in South Africa. Jirair joined S/GAC as senior advisor in August 2021. He worked previously on the Biden-Harris Transition Team as policy advisor on national security, COVID-19, and global health. Prior to joining S/GAC, he led corporate social responsibility and partnership relations at Gilead Sciences, and served as legislative director to Congresswoman Barbara Lee,w here he led budget, appropriations, and the re-authorization of PEPFAR in 2013. He has worked at amfAR, Physicians for Human Rights, and served on the board of the Global Fund. In 2022, he received a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Musarrat PerveenRegional Coordinator | CARAM Asia

Musarrat has a Masters/MSC in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sindh, Pakistan and has been working in the development sector for the last twenty years. Musarrat joined CARAM Asia in 2011, and has contributed significantly in the advancing of migrant worker’s health, HIV/AIDS, and labor rights at various levels.

Darren Back Vice President, Accord Strategy and Partnership Lead | Pfizer | Executive Director | The Pfizer Foundation

Rooted in his more than two decades of global health and strategic healthcare experience, for nearly four years Darren has driven Pfizer’s enterprise strategy for global health and social impact. This includes expanding access to quality healthcare through health systems related investments, setting and leading The Pfizer Foundation’s programmatic and investment strategies, as well as directing disaster and humanitarian response. Building on his public health expertise, he is currently seconded to lead partner engagement for ‘An Accord for a Healthier World,’ a first-of-its kind initiative to expand rapid and affordable access to Pfizer’s patented medicines and vaccines available in the U.S and Europe on a not-for-profit basis in 45 lower-income countries. An expert in public health, healthcare delivery and patient access, Darren frequently works with global and national stakeholders to identify innovative partnership opportunities and ensure that Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation’s commitments are catalytic in addressing country-specific health needs. Darren is also a Board Member of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance.

*The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc., with distinct legal restrictions.