Driving local impact towards global health equity

Hotel Intercontinental 7-9, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, 1209, Geneva, Switzerland

In the face of recent global health crises, the call for a unified yet localized approach to healthcare has never been louder. Amref Health Africa and City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) are answering this call by hosting an innovative side-event at WHA77 titled “Driving Local Impact Towards Global Health Equity.” This event is not just a meeting; it’s a catalyst for […]

Political Leadership to Achieve Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities

Humanity & Inclusion Ave de la Paix 11, Geneva, Switzerland

The Governments of Australia, Bangladesh and Uruguay, together with WHO, International Disability Alliance, International Disability and Development Consortium, Humanity & Inclusion, and Sightsavers are hosting an in-person side event to discuss concrete actions, experiences, and technical guidance to make health systems more inclusive and advance health equity for persons with disabilities. RSVP to: event-rsvp@sightsavers.org


Unleashing Powerful Partnerships for Women’s Health Equity

Ballroom A, Hotel InterContinental Geneva, Switzerland

On the occasion of WHA77, we are bringing together a coalition of actors from government, philanthropy, and industry to showcase strong and tangible impact on women’s health. And to go one step further by achieving the following together: Showcase of current achievements and how they can be sustainably expanded. Strong commitment to partnerships and action […]

Rethinking mental health care: harnessing new approaches

Mandarin Oriental Quai Turrettini 1, 1201, Geneva, Switzerland

Join Economist Impact for a panel discussion, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, to hear experts discuss critical gaps in the implementation of global models for transforming mental health care and how to improve patient experience and outcomes.


CSO-Led Accountability Mechanisms for Sustainable Health Financing

InterContinental Geneve, Ballroom C 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209, Genève, Switzerland

A conversation about how civil society organizations (CSOs) are contributing to accountability mechanisms for ensuring sustainable domestic health financing, in partnership with governments, bilateral and multilateral donors and the private sector. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Achieving better health for children – leadership and accountability for access to #BetterMeds4Kids

International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Av. de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Av. de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland

Overview The lack of access to appropriate medicines in adapted formulations to save and improve the lives of infants and children is putting children’s lives at risk, hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Over the past decades, the World Health Assembly (WHA) has taken important steps to […]


Collective voices, lasting impact: Stakeholder collaboration for strong cancer policies

Novotel geneva centre , Switzerland

On the sidelines of the World Health Assembly, the MSD Global Oncology Policy team will host a 5-member panel that will spotlight the transformative potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships in crafting impactful cancer policies. This panel will feature insights and best practices for collaboration and partnership models from diverse perspectives, including well-known cancer non-profits UICC and […]


The Future of Health Systems: Advancing Health Systems Strengthening: Metrics, Learnings, and Future Directions


In today's evolving health systems landscape, effective monitoring, evaluation and learning strategies are indispensable for driving performance improvements in health systems and health outcomes. However, navigating through the complexities of health systems requires a nuanced approach, especially when it comes to standard indicators and global knowledge sharing as well as collation, management, and dissemination of […]