Join MSH at 67th World Health Assembly

Join MSH at 67th World Health Assembly

{Photo credit: Warren Zelman.}Photo credit: Warren Zelman.

Please join Management Sciences for Health (MSH) at the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), May 18-23, 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHA is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), and is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States.

This year, six MSH representatives will attend as part of the 60-plus-person Global Health Council (GHC) delegation.

MSH will co-host three side events focusing on the role of universal health coverage (May 20), chronic diseases (May 20), and governance for health (May 21) in the post-2015 framework.

UHC and Post-2015 Health Discussion

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10h00 – 13h00 CET

Centre de Conventions de Varembé
Salle C, 9-11 rue de Varembé, Geneva

Cosponsors of UHC and Post-2015 Health Discussion.
MSH and the MSH-led Health for All Post-2015 Campaign join World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Foundation, The World Bank, Oxfam, The NCD Alliance, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, and Save the Children in co-sponsoring a two-part discussion on UHC and health in post-2015.

  • 10h00 – 11h15: Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage
    The first session will feature a briefing and Q&A with the WHO and the World Bank on their new document, “Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels: A Framework.” This framework sets out two time-bound targets for UHC to help countries chart progress, both in scaling up equitable access to essential health services, and in preventing poverty due to out-of-pocket payments for health.

  • 11h30 – 13h00: An NGO Strategy Session on Post-2015 Health Advocacy
    The second session will be an opportunity for health NGOs to take stock of the post-2015 health dialogues as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals wraps up its work. The objectives of this working session are to facilitate information-sharing, identify common priorities across issue areas and organizations, and align advocacy and communications strategies where possible.

For more information or to RSVP, email Please indicate in your RSVP whether you plan to attend one or both portions of the discussion.

* Space is limited; only one representative per organization please. Kindly note that participation in this event is limited to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

NCD Roundtable Dinner: Building Bridges Across Health Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
18h30 – 21h00 CET

Geneva Press Club, located near the Palais at Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale

Photo by Warren Zelman

MSH and LIVESTRONG Foundation will co-host a high-level dialogue with United States government and non-governmental stakeholders about how current global health platforms can be leveraged to help effectively prevent and treat chronic and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries. Guests include representatives from governments, private sector, and nonprofit organizations.

* Invite only.

Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
12h00 - 14h00 CET

Geneva Press Club, located near the Palais at Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale

Photo by Warren Zelman.

RSVP: Please email Sarah Lindsay, LMG Project  

The USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project, led by MSH, will host a high-level side event featuring an interactive panel and discussion on good governance in the post-2015 framework.

Panelists include:

  • H.E. Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health, Afghanistan
  • Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Dr. Tomohiko Sugishita, Senior Advisor (Health), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Dr. Sameen Siddiqi, Director, Division of Health Systems and Services Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Prof. Francis Omaswa, Executive Director, African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)
  • Civil Society Respondent: Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council (GHC)
  • Youth Respondent: Simba Shayanewako, Family Planning Youth Centers, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Zimbabwe
  • Moderator: Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

* Invite-only. Luncheon provided.

More about the governance event

Meet MSH Representatives of the GHC delegation

MSH will bring expertise on UHC, chronic diseases, governance, and health financing at Assembly events throughout the week, including at the “Accountability under Universal Health Coverage” meeting, co-hosted by Action for Global Health (AfGH) and GHC (Tuesday, May 20), and the Global Health Diplomacy Breakfast: Financing for Health Post-2015 (Wednesday, May 21).

 Jonathan D. Quick.

Jonathan D. Quick
President & CEO (also serves as chairman of the GHC board of directors)

 Gloria Sangiwa.

Gloria Sangiwa
Senior Director of Technical Quality and Innovation and Global Technical Lead on Chronic Diseases, (also serves as co-chair of the Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Women’s Health)

 Crystal Lander.

Crystal Lander
Director of Policy & Advocacy

 Jonathan Jay.

Jonathan Jay
Coordinator of the Health for All Post-2015 Campaign

 Eva Ros

Eva Ros
Director for Global Partnerships and Advocacy, Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project

 Sarah Lindsay.

Sarah Lindsay
Technical Officer, Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project

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MSH delegates will blog about UHC, governance, and chronic diseases in the post-2015 framework before, during, and after the WHA. Check here daily for updates. They will also share photos and links on Facebook and LinkedIn. To watch the proceedings, follow the World Health Assembly LiveStream ().

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