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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Invitation: Swiss contribution to strengthening global health systems

22 October 2020  | 10.00-17.00 Uhr, Swiss Malaria Group Luzern

Swiss Malaria Group (SMG) - The SMG is inviting academic institutions, public and corporate actors as well as multilateral organizations and civil societies to pool experiences gained from decades of work in the national and international health sector to identify concrete interventions that will contribute to reaching Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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25-27 October 2020  |  Berlin, Germany

WHS -"The World Health Summit really has put Germany on the map in terms of Global Health leadership. But also it brings together people who work in Global Health who are normally not sitting in the same room. That in itself is a major achievement and a necessity for future achievements." Peter Piot Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.

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Health in the Digital Age - A New Era for Global Health?

Symposium Medicus Mundi Switzerland

4 November 2020  |  Volkshaus, Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel

MMS - Digitalisation affects us all. New technologies, including telemedicine, web-based diagnosis tools, digital data collection and artificial intelligence (AI), are having various impacts on health and health systems and will bring lasting change to the global health landscape.

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​Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice

8-12 November 2020 |  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

hsr2020 Ten years on from the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, health systems around the world are still far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. They remain predominantly sick care systems - disconnected from the broader upstream forces influencing health. A fundamental paradigm shift is needed if health systems are to be equipped to address complex and interconnected health and development challenges. The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) will seek to break old silos and re-orient health systems to address public health and engage the political, social, and environmental forces that perpetuate health inequities and social injustices. It will explore how technological, data and social innovations can address these challenges, and how health systems research can support essential transformations in health systems.

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2020 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

14-15 November 2020 |  Glasgow, UK

World Health Organisation (WHO) The 2020 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change with a special focus on Climate Justice, will convene at the margin of the COP26 UN climate change conference. The aim of the conference is to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement which are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health. It will also mobilize the rapidly growing movement of health professionals around the world who are now driving ambitious climate action.

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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)