event
Global Health Centre
Friday
11
March
ghc_2016 polio

Polio Eradication and the Implications for Health Governance

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Room C1, International Meetings Centre, Maison de la paix | Geneva

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute.

The Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute has launched an applied research project to analyse the critical dimensions of the global effort to eradicate polio, focusing on overcoming the remaining barriers and ensuring a lasting legacy for health systems as well as the role of European countries in this effort. This event is the first in a series of policy dialogues across different cities in Europe. It will focus on the social and political barriers to polio eradication and on the implications for governance at the local and global level, as well as for strengthening health systems and achieving universal health coverage.

We cordially invite all global health actors to join this timely discussion.

The programme of the event includes the following speakers:

Moderator and Opening Remarks

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

Panel Discussion

  • SETH BERKLEY, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

  • SURAYA DALIL, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

  • TEHMINA JANJUA, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

  • CAROLE LANTERI, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

  • JAN HENDRIK SCHMITZ GUINOTE, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Closing Remarks

  • STEPHEN MATLIN, Adjunct Professor, Imperial College, London; Senior Fellow, Global Health Programme, the Graduate Institute

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