Recap: Inside UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative

Recap: Inside UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative

 {Photo credit: Jon Jay/MSH.}FROM LEFT: Joanne Manrique, Center for Global Health and Diplomacy; Sheila Tlou, UNAIDS (Eastern and Southern Africa), Former MOH Bostwana; Irene Kiwia, Tanzania Women of Achievement; Catharine Taylor, MSH; Kate Gilmore, UNFPA; Raymonde Goudou Coffie, MOH, Cote d'Ivoire; Language interpreter.Photo credit: Jon Jay/MSH.

Experience the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting as we take you through some of the key events in photos, videos, and tweets. More than a dozen Management Sciences for Health (MSH) representatives led or participated in UNGA and CGI activities in New York City, New York, last week.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Dr. Quick Moderates NCD Alliance Panel, "A Healthy Future for All"

[Panelists discuss the role of early investing in chronic diseases for post-2015 development.] {Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.}Panelists discuss the role of early investing in chronic diseases for post-2015 development.Photo credit: Barbara Ayotte/MSH.

MSH President & CEO Dr. Jonathan D. Quick moderated a high-level panel discussion on the role of investing early in chronic diseases for post-2015 development at a UNGA side event, hosted by the NCD Alliance. Learn more about "A Healthy Future for All: Investing in Early Years for NCDs and Post-2015”.

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Tuesday, Sept. 23

Who's Looking Out for Women's and Girls' Health? MSH Co-Hosts Panel, Catharine Taylor Moderates

[LEFT TO RIGHT: Sheila Tlou, Director of Regional Support for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS & Former Minister of Health, Bostwana; Irene Kiwia, Co-Founder/President, Tanzania Women of Achievement; Catharine Taylor, Vice President, Center for Health Service, MSH; Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director (Programme), UNFPA.] {Photo credit: Jonathan Jay/MSH.}Photo credit: Jonathan Jay/MSH.

MSH Vice President, Center for Health Services, Catharine Howard Taylor moderated a high-level panel highlighting the importance of focusing attention on and channeling resources towards improving the status of women’s and girls’ health in developing countries.

Panelists included Joanne Manrique, Center for Global Health and Diplomacy; Sheila Tlou, UNAIDS (Eastern and Southern Africa) and former Minister of Health, Bostwana; Irene Kiwia, Tanzania Women of Achievement; Kate Gilmore, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); and Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Cote d'Ivoire.

[Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director (Programme), UNFPA; Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Cote d'Ivoire.] {Photo credit: Jonathan Jay/MSH.}Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director (Programme), UNFPA; Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Cote d'Ivoire.Photo credit: Jonathan Jay/MSH.

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Watch a recording of the women's and girl's health webcast at Center for Global Health and Diplomacy.

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Learn more about MSH's approach to women's and girl's health in our recent newsletter.

Dr. Quick at CGI: Seeking Partnerships to Scale-up Medicines Access in Africa with Accredited Drug Shops

 {Photo credit: Nicole Quinlan/MSH.}Photo credit: Nicole Quinlan/MSH.

MSH President & CEO Jonathan D. Quick makes the case for CGI2014 attendees to join MSH in scaling-up access to quality medicines and healthcare in Africa with Accredited Drug Shops. Read Dr. Quick's complete remarks (as prepared).

Watch Dr. Quick at CGI "Scalable Ideas: Pitching for Partnerships" session:


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MSH is looking for partners to help us reach at least 70 million people in Africa. We're over halfway to achieving this commitment. You can join us in scaling this sustainable social enterprise to bring quality essential medicines and services to millions more.

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Wednesday, Sept. 24

A Toast to Universal Health Coverage

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Over one hundred people celebrated the global movement toward universal health coverage at Riverpark Restaurant last Wednesday, hosted by MSH with cohosts (UN Missions of Japan, Rwanda, Mexico, and France), collaborators (World Bank, WHO, Gavi) and fabulous partners.

[Agnes Binagwaho, MOH, Rwanda, and Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID.] {Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH.}Agnes Binagwaho, MOH, Rwanda, and Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID.Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH. 

High-level speakers, such as Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda, and Ariel Pablos-Mendez of US Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Health, gave brief toasts to UHC amid an interactive networking reception, complete with a photo booth and a live tweet wall. During the event, at least forty Twitter users published to the tweet wall, reaching potentially more than 162,000 unique Twitter users with more than 885,000 impressions in one night.

 

[Guests mingle--and in the background, tweet.] {Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH.}Guests mingle--and in the background, tweet.Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH.

Additional toasters included Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett; Michael Myers, Rockefeller Foundation; Sania Nishtar, Heartfile; Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen, Women Deliver; Margaret Kruk, Columbia University; Jeff Sturchio, Rabin Martin; special guest, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; and more.

[Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen of Women Deliver toast to girls and women.] {Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH.}Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen of Women Deliver toast to girls and women.Photo credit: Glenn Ruga/MSH.

We'll post a video of the toasts soon. In the meantime, you can experience in photos and tweets here or view the photo booth album on Facebook.

Numerous MSH staff contributed to this content. Curated and edited by Rachel Hassinger.

 

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