SDGs 2030 – A transformative agenda for global health?


Thursday, 26 May 2016, 15:00-17:00
Maison de la paix, the Graduate Institute, Geneva


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require the many actors in global health to develop and implement transformative approaches to «ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all». Some of the most significant breakthroughs in global health were achieved through focused action on the three ‘health MDGs’. The challenge now is to complete the MDG agenda, support countries in building sustainable health systems and achieving UHC, and address the determinants of health and other issues, such as NCDs and AMR. Sustainable development means focusing on developing the health system’s capacity rather than filling the gaps. What does this mean for the global health actors and agencies that contributed significantly to the MDG agenda? How will they address transformation challenges and adapt their approaches and governance? What does this paradigmatic change in the approach to the SDGs imply for global health and its organisations?

These questions will be addressed by

Sarah Hawkes, Reader in Global Health, University College London; Visiting Researcher in Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge University

in discussion with

Sigrun Møgedal, Special Adviser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Christopher Dye, Director, Strategy, Office of the Director-General, World Health Organization

Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Chris Elias, President, Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Remco van de Pas, Researcher, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; Board Member, Medicus Mundi International - Network Health for All


Join the debate at the margins of the 69th session of the World Health Assembly!