event
Global Health Centre
Friday
11
March
polio vaccine

Polio Eradication and the Implications for Health Governance

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Room C1 | International Meetings Centre | Maison de la Paix

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.

The Global Health Programme 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 OF THE SESSION AND WELCOME  

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

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