Wednesday 11 October 2017, 15:30 - 18:00

Europe's Role in Strengthening Polio Resilience: Linking health systems and health security

Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

The Global Health Centre and Rotary International jointly host this public event to explore  European political engagement in global health through a lens of polio eradication and transition, in relation to health security, resilience and health systems strengthening.
Event Materials:

15.30 - 15.45 ARRIVAL & COFFEE

15.45 - 15.50 WELCOME

ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute Geneva

15.50 - 16.00 OPENING REMARKS

JUDITH DIMENT, Coordinator, PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisors; Member, International PolioPlus Committee, Rotary International

16.00 - 17.45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

DOMINIC PORTER, Head of Division, Economic and Global Issues, European External 
Action Service 

Followed by commentaries from:

PATRICK O'CONNOR, Team Lead, Accelerated Disease Control, Vaccine 
Preventable Diseases and Immunization, WHO Regional Office for Europe

OCTAVIAN BIVOL, Deputy Director, UNICEF Brussels

17.45 - 18.00 CLOSING REMARKS

ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute Geneva

A cocktail reception will be hosted immediately following the event.
This event is part of a research project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.