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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Securing political leadership and innovative funding to achieve Universal Health Coverage

Side Event with WHA, UNITE and UNAIDS

22 September 2019 | 2pm - 3:30pm, UNAIDS New York office, 801 2nd Avenue/43rd St. Room 201, 2nd floor, New York, 10017

World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Political leadership will be key in achieving Universal Health Coverage. This interactive roundtable will explore how policymakers, civil society and other agencies can effectively collaborate to ensure health systems secure funding and meet the needs of the people that they are designed for.

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UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage

23 September 2019 | 09:00 – 18:00 hrs, Coordinated Universal Time, UN Headquarters, New York, USA

On 23 September 2019 a high-level meeting on universal health coverage will be held at the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting, ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’, will bring together heads of state, political and health leaders, policy-makers, and universal health coverage champions to advocate for health for all.

For more information visit the event website

World Health Summit 2019

27-29 October 2019  |  Berlin, Germany

Topics 2019
• The SGD3 Global Action Plan for Health and Well-Being
• Universal Health Coverage: Expanding Rights and Access
• The Future of Health Policy in the G7/G20
• Transforming Human Capital: Investing in Health & Education
• Targeted Therapies: The Future of Cancer Treatment?
• Digital Health: From Artifi cial Intelligence to Nanotechnologies
• Research and Development for Infectious Diseases
• Mental Health as a Global Health Priority
• Focus Africa: Building Capacities and Strong Institutions

More information are coming soon on the event website

​Inequity in Health Persists: Should Switzerland Be Concerned?

MMS Symposium 2019

6 November 2019  |  9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Hotel Pullman, Basel

MMS Inequity is one of the strongest drivers of poor health within a population. Health equity resonates with the SDGs’ overarching principle of leaving no one behind and the implicit moral imperative of achieving social justice. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups related to, for example, poverty, disability, race, class and gender. These inequities have significant social and economic costs both to individuals and to population groups as a whole and are judged to be avoidable, unfair and unjust.

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How to advance cooperation and solidarity beyond aid

15-16 November 2019  |  Kampala, Uganda

Medicus Mundi International (MMI) Kampala, November 2019. A workshop organized by Medicus Mundi International together with interested civil society partners within and beyond the Network shall provide another space for sharing and strategizing among civil society organizations engaged in or dealing/struggling with “aid”. Our starting points: Continue and deepen the conversation on legitimacy, relevance and effectiveness of health cooperation between “northern NGOs” and critical civil society actors in the “global South” (as recently done in our workshops at the Astana PHC conference and the Dhaka People’s Health Assembly).

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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)