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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.

26 May 2024

09:00

CEST

Introduction to the 77th World Health Assembly: Addressing Health Challenges in an Increasingly Polarized World

UN Foundation
UN Foundation

Co-organised with:

UN Foundation

UN Foundation

The event starts at 37 minutes and 8 seconds

27 May 2024

11:00

CEST

Data for Forecasting a Healthier Future

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and The Lancet
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and The Lancet

Co-organised with:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and The Lancet

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and The Lancet

28 May 2024

11:00

CEST

One Health and Pandemic Prevention in Practice: Is the Global South leading innovation?

Geneva Health Forum and Four Paws International
Geneva Health Forum and Four Paws International

Co-organised with:

Geneva Health Forum and Four Paws International

Geneva Health Forum and Four Paws International

29 May 2024

11:00

CEST

Replenish or perish? The way forward for global health partnerships

University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment
University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment

Co-organised with:

University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment

University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment

Discover all WHA Week side events
taking place in Geneva,
compiled by our partner UN Foundation

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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 EXTENSION** - Deadline to submit the proposal: Wednesday 27 March 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.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE

21 May 2023

09:00

CEST

75 Years of Global Health Governance: WHO's Legacy and the Making of its Future

Co-organised with:

UN Foundation

UN Foundation

22 May 2023

11:00

CEST

Synergies in global health and why they matter

Co-organised with:

The Lancet; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons

The Lancet; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons

23 May 2023

15:00

CEST

Beyond Panic & Neglect: Building a Human Rights Framework for Public Health Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Co-organised with:

International Commission of Jurists; Global Health Law Consortium; Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Physicians for Human Rights

International Commission of Jurists; Global Health Law Consortium; Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Physicians for Human Rights

24 May 2023

11:00

CEST

How Can Global Action Really Meet Local Needs in Emerging Outbreaks?

Co-organised with:

PANTHER Health

PANTHER Health

25 May 2023

11:00

CEST

Breathing Life with Clean Air Action: Civil Society Drives Change

Co-organised with:

Health Policy Watch; Clean Air Fund; Climate and Clean Air Coalition of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Health Policy Watch; Clean Air Fund; Climate and Clean Air Coalition of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

To celebrate the 75th session of WHA, the Platform and its partners organised a series of events with various themes such as gender equity in global health politics, cross-border health measures, digital infrastructure in health or yet violence against healthcare. The six events gathered more than 900 participants, representing more than 60 countries.

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