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September 2020

SDG Action Zone

September 22 - September 24

Organized by United Nation SDG Action Zone September 22-24, 2020 RSVP Over the course of three days during the UN General Assembly on 22-24 September, the SDG Action Zone will convene leading thinkers, actors, creators, and activists through frank debate, challenging discussions, inspiring showcases and interactive exhibitions to drive the exponential change so needed for people and our planet. A fully virtual SDG Action Zone has the power to create a more transparent, open, and inclusive UN General Assembly A…

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Safety First: Moving the needle on health care worker safety

September 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am EDT

Organized by BD and Devex Safety First: Moving the needle on health care worker safety September 22, 2020 RSVP The global COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we look at Personal Protective Equipment and other medical resources, including devices designed to protect health care workers from injury or prevent the spread of infections. The world has now witnessed the importance of equipping and training workers on the frontlines of health care delivery, as well as the tragic costs of not…

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Advocacy to Accelerate the Transition to Country Ownership

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

Organized by Global Health Advocacy Incubator Advocacy to Accelerate the Transition to Country Ownership September 22, 2020 RSVP Please join us September 22, 8:00am Eastern Daylight Time, on the side of UNGA 75, for a discussion about advocacy for country ownership with donor, government and civil society experts. Our conversation will explore how locally-led advocacy is a key to sustainable health interventions. Moderator: Kate Midden, Communications Director Introductory remarks: Kelly Henning, MD, Public Health Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies Speakers: The…

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Midwifery in the 21st Century: Investment. Empowerment. Resilience

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

Organized by Jhpiego Midwifery in the 21st Century: Investment. Empowerment. Resilience September 22, 2020 RSVP This year, the 75th UN General Assembly will convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic deals a devastating blow to health systems and overburdened health providers in many parts of the world. With a global shortfall of 18 million health workers, primarily in low- and middle-income countries, UNGA leaders have recognized the need for “increased investment in a more effective and socially accountable health workforce,” one…

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Pandemics and the Black Diaspora: HIV and COVID-19

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Organized by AIDS United and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Pandemics and the Black Diaspora: HIV and COVID-19 September 22, 2020 RSVP AIDS United and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will host an interactive virtual session during the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference. The event will explore the impact of racial inequities in the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics and in the responses to these diseases. It will include…

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COVID-19: Why Communities Should be the Focus to Reduce the Impact in Africa

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Organized by Chestrad Global, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030, Communities at the Heart of UHC, Last Mile Health, Living Goods, Pathfinder International COVID-19: Why Communities Should be the Focus to Reduce the Impact in Africa September 23, 2020 RSVP In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic once again brought to the fore the global need for to support and invest in strong and resilient health systems. While some governments have strongly responded to the pandemic with a systems-based approach, other governments…

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Stopping a Global Pandemic Without Water

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT

Organized by Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Global Water 2020, and Management Sciences for Health Stopping a Global Pandemic Without Water How WASH is a Neglected Critical Element of Health Security September 24, 2020 RSVP As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities are critical to the treatment and containment of infections. With a high density of patients and pathogens in limited space, there is a greater possibility for infections to be passed from one person to another. Healthcare…

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Trade Secrets: Implications for Pharmaceutical Innovation and Access

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Organized by Graduate Institute of Geneva, Global Health Centre Trade Secrets: Implications for Pharmaceutical Innovation and Access September 24, 2020 RSVP The implications of intellectual property rights for innovation and access to medicines is a highly debated topic. While most of the discussion focuses on patents and other kinds of exclusive rights, much less attention is paid to trade secrets (namely IPRs on confidential information that may be sold or licensed). Trade secrets can restrict access to critical information relevant…

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The Health System after the COVID Pandemic: Policies and Investments Needed to Support Frontline Health Workers

September 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Organized by Chemonics, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth, Living Goods, Management Sciences for Health, and Pathfinder International The Health System after the COVID Pandemic: Policies and Investments Needed to Support Frontline Health Workers September 24, 2020 RSVP COVID-19 is upending health systems and health workforces across the world. In low- and middle-income countries especially, the pandemic has diminished access to essential health services, threatening to reverse decades of progress in global health, including toward ending preventable maternal and child deaths,…

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Climate Change Is a Hunger Issue: Farmers Speak Up from the U.S. to West Africa

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Organized by Bread for the World Institute Climate Change Is a Hunger Issue: Farmers Speak Up from the U.S. to West Africa September 24, 2020 RSVP Farmers feed the world. And when farmers struggle, so do our food systems. As farmers from the United States to West Africa struggle to adapt to the reality of climate change, global hunger is on the rise. We must understand their common challenges if we want to end hunger. To commemorate Climate Week 2020,…

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