Health Events Calendar

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The Health Events Calender (HEC) lists events related to international health cooperation and global health relevant for SDC and Switzerland. Your proposals and comments are welcome!

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SSPH+/ETZH Lecture Series "This Is Public Health"

19 February to 27 May 2020 | ETZ Zürich (main building)

The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) invites you to join our 15-year Jubilee events: the SSPH+/ETHZ Lecture Series This Is Public Health.

Lectures are held in HG D16.2 at the ETH Zürich (main building) on Wednesdays at 17:15-18:15, from February 19 to May 27, 2020, (except 15 April and 20 May). Each lecture (~30 min) is followed by a student-led discussion. Either come to the ETH auditorium or join via live-stream.

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CSW64 / Beijing+25 (2020)

Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls

9-20 March 2020  |  United Nations Headquarters in New York

UN Women In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is planned to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Further important dates: The Generation Equality Forum will be kicked-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

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Geneva Health Forum 2020

Improving access to health: learning from the field

24-26 March 2020  |  Geneva, Switzerland

Health systems are facing serious dynamic challenges. Resources are increasingly limited in a rapidly changing world, where the nature of health needs are equally changeable. However, technological progress in the digital age and the emergence of new health actors expand our array of potential solutions to these unprecedented challenges.

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World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2020

27-28 April 2020  |  Kampala, Uganda

WHS - The central themes of the Regional Meeting 2020 are in line with the African journey towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieving universal health coverage. They include:

The Health of the African Youth

Africa has a high population of young people. These youth are growing up in a context of widespread poverty, high rates of unemployment, rapid urbanization, often limited educational opportunities and rapid socio-cultural transformations. These challenges have far-reaching implications for their health and well-being.

Advancing Technology for Health in Africa

The impact of information and communications technologies in health has grown tremendously. These technologies are a key mediator in service delivery and development in Africa.

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Realising Gender Equality

Are Gender Transformative Approaches the Answer?

6 May 2020  |  Hotel Kreuz, Bern

SRHR Conference Medicus Mundi Switzerland -The year 2020 will mark several important milestones for gender equality and sustainable development, including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, one of the most comprehensive blueprints for women’s rights worldwide. This year’s MMS annual SRHR conference will seek answers on how we can realise gender equality and whether gender transformative approaches are really the answer it.

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Impressum: The Health Events Calender (HEC) is edited for the SDC Health Network by Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

Contact: Martina Staenke (HEC editor, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)