71st World Health Assembly Calendar of Events

07 May 2018
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May 21st – 26th, 2018
Calendar of Side Events
Last updated May 21, 2018

 

Thursday, May 17 

6:00 – 7:30pm
Investing for a Rainy Day
Hosted by: Government of Finland, Government of Australia, and Global Health Centre
Conference Center, Petal 5, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

Friday, May 18

9:00am – 4:00pm
Health 20 Policies For Innovation & Irreversible Progress
Hosted by: UNITAID, TB Alliance, GHIT Fund, GHTC, MMV, PATH, Novartis, MedTech Europe, Sovereign Sustainability Development
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: office@ssdhub.org

Saturday, May 19 

1:15 – 4:30pm
Cervical Cancer: An NCD We Can Overcome
Hosted by: World Health Organization
Room Benelux, Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

Sunday, May 20

8:30 – 11:00am
Walk the Talk: The Health for all Challenge
Hosted by: World Health Organization
Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva

10:30am – 1:00pm
The Health for All Challenge Booth & Team ‘ENOUGH’
Hosted by: NCD Alliance, Union for International Cancer Control, World Heart Federation & friends
Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva
*To join the NCD Alliance team, contact: info@ncdalliance.org

1:00 – 4:00pm
Annual Meeting of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria
Hosted by: RBM Partnership to End Malaria
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: rsvp@rollbackmalaria.com

2:30 – 6:30pm
Fighting and Preventing Resistance to Anti-infectious Agents
Hosted by: Entreprises du Médicament in partnership with l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*Please note that programming will be in French       

3:00 – 6:00pm
Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for Delegates
Hosted by: UN Foundation
Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

6:00 – 9:30pm
Heroines of Health: Celebrating Women in Global Health
Hosted by: Women in Global Health and GE Healthcare
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*By invitation only, for more details contact: mirielle.ranade@ge.com   

Monday, May 21

7:30 – 9:30am
Transformative Approaches to Health Workforce Education, Training and Skills
Hosted by: USAID and GE Healthcare
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*By invitation only, for more details contact: akanksha.kapoor@ge.com

8:00 – 10:00am
Driving Novel Partnerships Throughout the NCD Life-Cycle: New Approaches to Preventing and Treating Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases in LMICs
Hosted by: AstraZeneca
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

12:00 – 2:00pm
Accelerating Progress: Planning, Prioritization, and Partnerships to Advance Global Health Security
Hosted by: Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable, PATH, Resolve to Save Lives, and World Bank Group
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

4:00 – 6:00pm
Getting Local with Global Health Security: A Pathway Toward Sustainable Action
Hosted by: Global Health Security Agenda, Management Sciences for Health, Global Health Technologies Coalition, PATH, NTI, Global Health Council, GHSA Next Generation Network
Club Suisse de la Press, Route de Ferney 106, Geneva

6:00 – 7:45pm
ENOUGH. Making 2018 the year for action and accountability on NCDs
Hosted by: NCD Alliance
Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom A, 7-9 Chemin dy Petit-Saconnex, 1209, Geneva
*Followed by a reception

6:00 – 8:00pm
Collaborative Solutions to Patient Challenges in NCDs
Hosted by: Access Accelerated in collaboration with the NCD Alliance
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*Followed by a joint reception with NCD Alliance

6:30pm
Global Surgery: A Powerful Strategy for Advancing Women’s Health
Hosted by G4 Alliance, in partnership with the GE Foundation
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

Tuesday, May 22

7:45 – 9:30am
Money & Microbes: Strengthening Clinical Research Capacity to Prevent Epidemics
Hosted by: International Vaccines Task Force
Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom AE, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: Erika Hartingh, ivtf@worldbank.org

12:00 – 2:00pm
Positioning Circulatory Health in Universal Health Coverage. The Case for Hypertension
Hosted by: World Heart Federation
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*For more details, contact: oana.scarlatescu@worldheart.org

12:00 – 2:15pm
Calling to Global Action for Epilepsy
Hosted by: International League Against Epilepsy and International Bureau for Epilepsy
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: events@highlanterngroup.com

2:30 – 3:30pm
Rabin Martin Presents: A Conversation with Loyce Pace, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council
Hosted by: Rabin Martin
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*To request an invitation, contact: Tina Flores, tina.flores@rabinmartin.com

3:30 – 5:00pm
Global Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance
Hosted by: Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership
Maison de la paix Petal 2 Auditorium, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

4:00 – 4:30pm
World Health + Social Good
Hosted by: UN Foundation and WHO
*No RSVP necessary. Watch online

4:30 – 7:30pm
Turning the Tide on NCDs: Why we need to focus on youth
Hosted by: AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, Plan International UK, RTI International, Imperial College
Vieux-Bois Restaurant, Entre Actes Room, Avenue de la Paix12, CH 1202 Geneva

5:30 – 7:30pm
Diagnostics and the Fight Against Superbugs
Hosted by: MedTech Europe, Global Diagnostics Alliance, Global Medical Technology Alliance, AdvaMedDx
Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva
*Panel discussion followed by a reception
**To RSVP, contact: staff@advameddx.org

6:00 – 7:15pm
From Paper to Policy in 10 Years: How a checklist is transforming global surgery
Hosted by: Graduate Institute of Geneva Global Health Centre and Lifebox
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

6:00 – 7:30pm
Taking Civil Society Engagement to New Heights to Advance WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work and Achieve the “Triple Billion” Targets
Hosted by: UN Foundation
Room IX of the Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva
*No RSVP needed. For more details, contact Nicole Savage, nsavage@unfoundation.org

6:00 – 8:00pm
Nutrition education and IDF action on junk food and serving sizes to tackle obesity and prevent diabetes among children, women and all those at risk
Hosted by: International Diabetes Federation
Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom A; 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, 1211 Geneva
*Panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception

6:00 – 8:30pm
Global Health: Partnering for Impact
Hosted by: Sanofi
Vieux-Bois Restaurant, Avenue de la Paix12, CH 1202 Geneva
*No registration needed

6:30 – 8:00pm
M.E. is a neglected NCD: not preventable, not treatable. What do we need to do?
Hosted by: International Alliance for M.E.
Union for International Cancer Control, 31-33 Avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: heumber@uicc.org

8:00 – 10:00pm
The Future of Health Financing: The Role of Blended Financing in Providing Sustainable Solutions for Community Health Programs
Hosted by: The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, Living Goods, Johnson & Johnson, Last Mile Health
Intercontinental Hotel, 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, 1211 Geneva
*Invitation only. Please contact Crystal Lander for an invitation at clander@livinggoods.org

Wednesday, May 23

7:30 – 9:00am
Breakfast Side-Event: Value of a Global Health Security Index
Hosted by: NTI-Bio, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and The Economist Intelligence Unit
Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom B-C, Geneva

8:00 – 10:00am
Medicines We Can Trust: A Call to Safeguard Quality
Hosted by: US Pharmacopeia
Vieux-Bois Restaurant, Entre Actes Room, Avenue de la Paix12, CH 1202 Geneva

9:00am – 6:00pm (All Day)
International Global Health and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop
Hosted by: World Federation of Public Health Associations
Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, 1201 Geneva

12:00 – 2:00pm
Health Security 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Pandemic
Hosted by: World Medical Association, International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations
Humanitarium of the International Committee of the Red Cross, 17 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva

12:30 – 2:00pm
HiAP – a strategic function of public health and UHC
Hosted by: Sudan on behalf of GNHiAP, WHO & GHC
Maison de la paix Petal 2 Auditorium, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

4:00 – 4:30pm
World Health + Social Good
Hosted by: UN Foundation and WHO
*No RSVP necessary. Watch online

4:00 – 6:00pm
From the Ground Up: TB, NCDs, and Resilient Health Systems
Hosted by: Global Health Council, NCD Roundtable, Stop TB Partnership, and ACTION
Geneva Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Geneva

6:00 – 6:50pm
Gynecological Oncology – Early Detection and Prevention
Hosted by: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Meeting Room IX, Third floor, WHO, 1202 Geneva

6:00 – 8:00pm
WHA High Level Reception: Leading the Way for Midwives
Hosted by: International Confederation of Midwives
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva
*To RSVP, contact: goc@internationalmidwives.org

6:00 – 9:00pm
Continuing progress in global health: Working together for the future
Hosted by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

6:15 – 9:00pm
United to End RHD
Hosted by: RHD Action
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

6:30 – 9:00pm
Impact of Digital Health on NCDs and Universal Health Coverage
Hosted by: NCD Alliance, Intel Corporation, and the Novartis Foundation
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Geneva

6:30pm –
RHD Action Side Event
Hosted by: World Heart Federation
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva
*For more details, contact: alastair.white@worldheart.org

Thursday, May 24

7:00 – 9:00am
Annual GCM/NCD Breakfast
Hosted by: WHO GCM on NCDs
Château de Penthes, Chemin de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy

8:00 – 10:00am
Diverse Pathways and Partnerships to Universal Health Coverage
Hosted by: Global Health Council, Living Goods, IntraHealth International, Frontline Health Workers Coalition
Geneva Press Club, 106 Route de Ferney 1202, Geneva

11:15am – 12:30pm
Happiness, Health & NCDs: Mind the Gap!
Hosted by: NCD Alliance, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, Global Psoriasis Coalition
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, 17 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva

12:00 – 2:00pm
Cancer in the Middle East: The role of public-private partnerships as a health systems response
Hosted by: Roche
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209, Geneva
*Invitation only. To request an invitation, contact: Giovanna.macchia@roche.com, cc sarbani.chakraborty@roche.com

3:30 – 5:00pm
Human Rights in Global Health
Hosted by: O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

4:00 – 4:30pm
World Health + Social Good
Hosted by: UN Foundation and WHO
*No RSVP necessary. Watch online

4:00 – 5:30pm
Transcending boundaries to tackle drug resistance in TB, Malaria,  HIV/AIDS
Hosted by: Johnson & Johnson, The Global Fund, ikana
The Global Fund, Room JACARANDA (Level 1), Chemin du Pommier 40, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Geneva

6:00 – 9:00pm
The Path to Universal Health Coverage: Access to Affordable Treatments
Hosted by: The Medicines Patent Pool
Henry Dunant Room, Red Cross Humanitarium, 17 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva
*Presentation followed by a reception
**To RSVP, contact: office@medicinespatentpool.org

6:30 – 8:00pm
Follow investment and money movements as a global health strategy for NCDs
Hosted by: Global Health Centre
Maison de la paix Petal 2 Auditorium, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

Friday, May 25

8:00 – 9:30am
Pregnancy and Noncommunicable Disease
Hosted by: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209, Geneva
*Breakfast meeting

9:00 – 11:00am
Incentivizing Investments in Access to Quality Medicines
Hosted by: US Pharmacopeia
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209, Geneva

3:30 – 5:00pm
Sustainable transition to domestic funding for health
Hosted by: Stop Aids Alliance
Maison de la paix Petal 2 Auditorium, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

7:00 – 8:00pm
Better access for all with sustainable financing systems: the role of the private sector and new innovations to achieve UHC
Hosted by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations and Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT & Radiation Therapy Traede Association
Palais des Nations, Room IX, 1211 Geneva

 

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