Global Health Landscape Symposium 2019

Passing the Baton in Global Health

DECEMBER 6, 2019


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The 2019 Symposium explored a number of themes and considerations to get to the heart of what it means – for all actors – to #DemocratizeGlobalHealth. To achieve health for all people, national health programs must be driven by country strategies, local leadership, and domestic resources rather than external donors or partners. Nearly 200 participants gathered together to take part in the day's event. For a recap of the conversation, view our report summary.


8:00am        Breakfast 

9:00 am       Welcome

                       Loyce Pace, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council

9:15 am       Opening Keynote

                       Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, US Climate Action Network

9:30 am       Community Dialogue: How do you #DemocratizeGlobalHealth?

                       Moderator: Lori Adelman, Vice President, Influence and Engagement, Global Fund for Women

10:00 am     Frontline Perspectives on Local Ownership

                       Victor Chelule, Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Living Goods

                      Lindsay Coates, Managing Director, Ultra-poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC

                      Javier Guzman, Technical Director, Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program,                                                 Management Sciences for Health

                      Jamila Headley, Managing Director, Health Global Access Project (GAP)

Moderator: Lori Adelman, Vice President, Influence and Engagement, Global Fund for Women

11:15 am     Passing the Baton: Rhetoric versus Reality

                       Mark Clack, Independent Consultant, Community Economic Development and Political Strategy

                       Anuradha Khanal, Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator/Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

                      Kelly Saldana, Director of the Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

                       Conor Savoy, Executive Director, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

                       Moderator: Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health Strategy, United Nations Foundation

12:15 pm      Lunch

1:15 pm        Breakout Sessions: Actionable ideas and aspirations for the future

                       1. U.S. Global Health 3.0: Exploring Policy Proposals to Support Program Transition


                        Catherine Connor, Vice President of Public Policy, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

                        Megan Snair, Public Health Consultant

                         Kiki Kalkstein, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, Global Health Council

                        Keifer Buckingham, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations

                       2. The Big Lift: Tackling Structural Challenges to Country Ownership


                       John Coonrod, Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project

                       Jenelle Williams, Director of Programs, Global Health Action

                       Lisa Hilmi, Executive Director, CORE Group

                       Elizabeth O’Connell, Global Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Consultant

                       3. Speaking Their Language: Building the Communications Narrative with Local Partners


                       Gina Lagomarsino, President and CEO, Results for Development

                       Philip Caroll, Senior Manager, Health Advocacy, Johnson & Johnson

                       Nicole Schiegg, Chair, Women in Global Health - Washington D.C

                      Juliet Glassroth, Strategic Communications Consultant            

3:00 pm       Setting a Way Forward

3:30 pm       Closing Ceremony

                       Yogesh Rajkotia, Founder & CEO, ThinkWell

4:00 pm       Networking Reception


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