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EVENTS

Geneva gathers a large community of UN agencies, state representatives, non-governmental and civil society organisations, academic institutions, health-oriented private companies and other entities. The city offers unique opportunities for dialogue that can strategically influence decision-makers and promote health and human rights globally. The International Geneva Global Health Platform promotes exchanges, discussions and collaborations through convening global health leaders and actors around thematic events that are hybrid (both in-person and online) or fully online. A variety of formats are used, such as moderated panel discussions, debates, conversations, workshops, an panel presentations.

Click below to see all our past and upcoming events.

Geneva Health Week

Each year during the World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Health Assembly (WHA) happening in May, the Platform hosts a series of side events and discussions around critical global health issues, raising awareness among member states attending WHA meetings. During the Geneva Health Week, the Platform provides important exposure for a wide range of global health actors, enhancing collaborations and partnerships for future discussions and events.

The 77th World Health Assembly (WHA), May 27 to June 1, 2024, provides the key convening space for the global health community – including governments, international organisations, civil society, the private sector, journalists, academe, students, and the general public – to learn about and debate critical global health challenges.

In the spirit of commitment to open global health and continuing the tradition from previous years, the International Geneva Global Health Platform at the Global Health Centre (GHC), Geneva Graduate Institute, will organise 4 days of diverse side events during the 77th WHA, starting with the Open Briefing for delegates on Sunday, May 26.

Using the short online form available below, we invite you to submit a proposal for a 1.5 hour side event to the WHA, which should include a 30 minute Question and Answer session.

 

 

Two proposals will be selected for events to be held on Monday, May 27, 13-14:30 and Wednesday, May 29, 13-14:30. We welcome events such as panel discussions, presentations, briefings, film screenings, debates, fireside chats, or other formats on topics that explore the GHC’s thematic focus on governance, politics and power in global health in relation to the WHA.

There is no cost associated with submitting a proposal and the event room and technical support are offered free of charge.

Deadline to submit the proposal: Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 23:45 (CET). Proposals will be selected to ensure a diverse range of issues. The WHA provisional agenda is available here.

 

All events will be hybrid and held at the Graduate Institute. 

Applicants will be contacted at the end of March.

 

Kindly send any questions to: globalhealth@graduateinstitute.ch

Proposals should be submitted only through the link above.

Watch our recent discussions

EVENT | Psychedelics: Medical miracle or illicit drug?
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EVENT | Psychedelics: Medical miracle or illicit drug?

On 4 December 2023, the GHC’s International Geneva Global Health Platform co-organised with Groupement Romand d’Etudes des Addictions (GREA - @EtudeAddictions), the Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine (SSAM) and the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, @UniversitedeGeneveUNIGE a panel discussion on the theme: “Psychedelics: Medical miracle or illicit drug?” About us: The Global Health Centre (GHC) is an interdisciplinary research, education, and convening centre of excellence based in the Geneva Graduate Institute. Founded in 2008, the GHC provides a better understanding of the shifting power balance in global health through academic analysis, contributing to the capacity building of decision-makers, government representatives, international organisations and other stakeholders such as civil society and the private sector. By affirming itself as a leading research centre in global health worldwide, the GHC broadens understanding, contributes to setting agendas and fosters inclusive partnerships. The International Geneva Global Health Platform seeks to promote exchanges, discussions and collaborations in order to improve health policies at the global level. The Platform aims to facilitate the assimilation and sharing of knowledge in the health field and better equip the future generation of health leaders. Through the Platform, the GHC engages with a wide-range of actors and acts as a laboratory of global health innovation. More information: www.ghplatform.org Follow us on: - Twitter: @GVAGrad_GHC // twitter.com/GVAGrad_GHC - LinkedIn: Global Health Centre // www.linkedin.com/showcase/global-health-centre/ Subscribe to our channel!
Event | Dying for life: Are mothers still a global health priority?
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Event | Dying for life: Are mothers still a global health priority?

On 27 November 2023, the GHC’s International Geneva Global Health Platform co-organised with Concept Foundation, @GenevaHealthForumGHFthe Gender Centre of the @genevagraduateinstitute and GENDRO, a panel discussion on the theme: “Dying for life: Are mothers still a global health priority?” About us: The Global Health Centre (GHC) is an interdisciplinary research, education, and convening centre of excellence based in the Geneva Graduate Institute. Founded in 2008, the GHC provides a better understanding of the shifting power balance in global health through academic analysis, contributing to the capacity building of decision-makers, government representatives, international organisations and other stakeholders such as civil society and the private sector. By affirming itself as a leading research centre in global health worldwide, the GHC broadens understanding, contributes to setting agendas and fosters inclusive partnerships. The International Geneva Global Health Platform seeks to promote exchanges, discussions and collaborations in order to improve health policies at the global level. The Platform aims to facilitate the assimilation and sharing of knowledge in the health field and better equip the future generation of health leaders. Through the Platform, the GHC engages with a wide-range of actors and acts as a laboratory of global health innovation. More information: www.ghplatform.org Follow us on: - Twitter: @GVAGrad_GHC // twitter.com/GVAGrad_GHC - LinkedIn: Global Health Centre // www.linkedin.com/showcase/global-health-centre/ Subscribe to our channel!
Webinar | Decolonising Global Health: from discourse to practice
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Webinar | Decolonising Global Health: from discourse to practice

On 25 October 2023, the Global Health Centre’s International Geneva Global Health Platform co-organised with Medicus Mundi Switzerland (@networkmedicusmundiswitzer7895) and Medicus Mundi International a webinar on the theme: “Decolonising Global Health: from discourse to practice?” About us: The Global Health Centre (GHC) is an interdisciplinary research, education, and convening centre of excellence based in the Geneva Graduate Institute. Founded in 2008, the GHC provides a better understanding of the shifting power balance in global health through academic analysis, contributing to the capacity building of decision-makers, government representatives, international organisations and other stakeholders such as civil society and the private sector. By affirming itself as a leading research centre in global health worldwide, the GHC broadens understanding, contributes to setting agendas and fosters inclusive partnerships. The International Geneva Global Health Platform seeks to promote exchanges, discussions and collaborations in order to improve health policies at the global level. The Platform aims to facilitate the assimilation and sharing of knowledge in the health field and better equip the future generation of health leaders. Through the Platform, the GHC engages with a wide-range of actors and acts as a laboratory of global health innovation. More information: www.ghplatform.org Follow us on: - Twitter: @GVAGrad_GHC // twitter.com/GVAGrad_GHC - LinkedIn: Global Health Centre // www.linkedin.com/showcase/global-health-centre/ Subscribe to our channel! #decolonisation #decolonization #globalhealth #decolonize #decolonise
Event | Global Health Challenges: Can investors and civil society work together
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Event | Global Health Challenges: Can investors and civil society work together

On 11 October 2023, the Global Health Centre's International Geneva Global Health Platform organised, in partnership with the Geneva Trade Platform (@genevatradeplatform) and the World Economic Forum (@wef), a panel discussion on the theme: "Global Health Challenges: Can investors and civil society work together?" About us: The Global Health Centre (GHC) is an interdisciplinary research, education, and convening centre of excellence based in the Geneva Graduate Institute. Founded in 2008, the GHC provides a better understanding of the shifting power balance in global health through academic analysis, contributing to the capacity building of decision-makers, government representatives, international organisations and other stakeholders such as civil society and the private sector. By affirming itself as a leading research centre in global health worldwide, the GHC broadens understanding, contributes to setting agendas and fosters inclusive partnerships. The International Geneva Global Health Platform seeks to promote exchanges, discussions and collaborations in order to improve health policies at the global level. The Platform aims to facilitate the assimilation and sharing of knowledge in the health field and better equip the future generation of health leaders. Through the Platform, the GHC engages with a wide-range of actors and acts as a laboratory of global health innovation. More information: www.ghplatform.org Follow us on: - Twitter: @GVAGrad_GHC // twitter.com/GVAGrad_GHC - LinkedIn: Global Health Centre // www.linkedin.com/showcase/global-health-centre/ Subscribe to our channel!
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