Tuesday 17 October 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

WHS 2017: Governing the Future with the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to shape a very different world. The factors that now govern the well-being of the human condition, and the planet that sustains it, are no longer so discrete. Health plays a central role in this challenging agenda as a precondition, outcome, and indicator of a sustainable society. The SDGs recognize that health challenges can no longer be addressed by the health sector acting alone - nearly everyone of the SDGs can contribute to improving health and wellbeing. The SDGs also underline that governments will need the support of many other stakeholders to address the determinants of health and priority health issues such as NCDs, UHC and poverty related diseases.

Prof. Dr. Ilona Kickbusch
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Global Health Center | Director | Switzerland

Dr. Carissa Etienne
World Health Organization (WHO) | Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) | Director | Switzerland
Justin McCarthy
Pfizer Inc. | Global Policy and International Public Affairs | Senior Vice President | United States of America
Dr. Gerd Müller
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development | Federal Minister | Germany
Toyin Saraki
Wellbeing Foundation Africa | Founder-President | Nigeria

Hosted by: M8 Alliance.

This event is part of the World Health Summit 2017. For more information, visit the event website.