The following public events are organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute alongside the 71st session of the World Health Assembly from 21 – 26 May 2018. The GHC invites you to join these events that are free of charge at the Maison de la paix Petal 2 Auditorium. Registration is welcomed but not required.



  • Sunday, 20 May 2018, 15:00-18:00
    Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for Delegates
    This annual introductory briefing for WHO Delegates and participants aims to provide an overview of key issues at stake at the WHA. This year's edition includes a discussion on the GPW and briefings on health emergencies, polio transition, access to vaccines, and nutrition.
    Organisers: Global Health Centre and UN Foundation




  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 15:30-17:00 Hosted Event
    Global Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance
    Launch event of the new PLOS online resource platform: Antimicrobial Resistance Channel.
    Organisers: Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Public Library of Science (PLOS)



  • Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:30-14:00
    HiAP - a strategic function of public health and UHC
    A Health-in-All Policies approach can help countries to deliver both Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage, and various countries will share their experiences of best practices.
    Organisers: The Global Network for Health in All Policies & GHC


  • Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:30-14:00
    Innovation, Equity and the New Health Economy
    The UN SDGs mandate the creation of global partnerships and the achievement of UHC demands cross-sectoral collaboration. This event will discuss the role of the private sector in the NewHealth Economy and how the alignment of interests can be ensured.
    Organisers: Rabin Martin, Johns Hopkins University & GHC


  • Thursday, 24 May 2018, 15:30-17:00 Hosted Event
    Human Rights in Global Health
    Book launch  and discussion on “Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
    Organiser: O`Neill Institute, Georgetown University


  • Thursday, 24 May 2018, 18:30-20:00
    New Economic Paradigm for NCDs
    Many actors have begun to divest from health harming industries. The effects of these divestments, their financial impact and the changes in investment flows will be at the heart of the discussions at this event.
    Organiser: Global Health Centre


  • Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:30-14:00 Hosted Event
    Transitioning in the context of Universal Health Coverage
    This event wants to assess the progress and challenges to improving sustainable domestic financing and showcase country experiences and donor policy and practices.
    Organisers: STOPAIDS, RESULTS UK, Médecins sans Frontières, Aidsfonds, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and International Civil Society Support


  • Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:30-14:30
    #AidToo: Sexual exploitation in international cooperation
    Sexual exploitation and misconduct is currently much in the headlines. This event wants to address the systemic root causes, ask critical questions and share experiences on what can be done to prevent and properly respond to abuse of power, sexual exploitation and misconduct in international cooperation.
    Organisers: Medicus Mundi International Network & GHC