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

May 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


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