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Time to Get Our Act Together on Health Emergencies and UHC

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

Organized by Global Health Centre, WHO, and UHC2030

Time to Get Our Act Together on Health Emergencies and UHC

May 27, 2020


UHC2030 will launch its updated vision document for health systems strengthening, building on the recent statement from UHC2030 co-chairs which called on world leaders to remember their UHC commitments as they respond to COVID-19. The purpose of this updated joint vision is to bring partners together around common messages on public health actions as ‘step zero’ of UHC, so health systems better support health security and UHC.

Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre, will moderate a panel discussion with senior leaders from WHO, World Bank, OECD and UNICEF and respondents from academia and civil society. This event proposes to stimulate discussion with stakeholders from across the UHC movement and beyond, immediately after the World Health Assembly, in order to leverage the momentum around the discussions among ministers of health.


  • Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank
  • Agnès Soucat, Director for Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, AMREF Health Africa
  • Midori de Habich, Co-Chair, UHC2030; Member of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Financing Public Goods in Health
  • Anamaria Bejar, Director of Advocacy, International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Moderated by Ilona Kickbusch, Co-Chair, UHC2030; Chair of the International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre

The Global Health Centre is organising a series of events during the 73rd World Health Assembly Week. View all our events at: graduateinstitute.ch/GHC-WHA-2020

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May 27
8:00 am - 9:30 am UTC-4
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