Join MSH at these UN General Assembly Events in NYC

September 19, 2016 - 3:00pm - September 20, 2016 - 8:30pm

A Toast to Health Systems Heroes

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 6:00-8:30 PM 

Riverpark | 450 E 29th St. New York, NY 10016

Join us as we honor the people who inspire us—those working at all levels of the health system to save lives and improve the health of millions.

Hosted by international journalist and television personality Femi Oke, this cocktail reception will celebrate those health heroes working with governments, the private sector, and civil society to build stronger health systems and work toward a world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life.

Speakers include: Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, President & CEO of MSH; Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez of USAID; Luis Mora of UNFPA; Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny of WHO; Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan; Dr. Bernice T. Dahn, Minister of Health for the Republic of Liberia; Susana Chavez of Promsex; Outi Kuivasniemi of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, and more.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served from Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant.

Thank you for your interest. This event has reached capacity.


From Overwhelmed to Resilient: 
Strengthening Health Systems to Better Serve Vulnerable Women and Children

Monday, September 19, 2016 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Offices of Population Council | 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Reception following the panel discussion.

In situations of instability, women and children bear disproportionate consequences, often in silence. The intersection between women's health and vulnerable states was seen most recently in the Ebola and Zika emergencies and Syrian refugee crisis, where health systems were taxed and workforces decimated. In other countries, political instability, migration, and natural disasters have contributed to high levels of violence, infant mortality and maternal mortality and morbidity.

This panel explores the new challenges countries' health systems face, how they impact the health of the most vulnerable—women and children—and how we can harness the power of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build more resilient health systems.

Event Objectives

  • Explore the recent global crises that have overwhelmed health systems and negatively impacted MNCH
  • Identify the specific health issues women and children have faced and how their needs are often un-/under-addressed
  • Identify a set of responses drawing on the foundation of the SDGs
  • Tie in key UNGA themes (global health security, accountability, governance, EWEC)



From Dollars to Deeds: 
Leadership in Global Health Financing

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Princeton Club of New York | 15 W 43rd St., New York, NY 10036

Lunch following the panel discussion.

Join us for a special keynote address and discussion on financing strategies that are catalyzing change in global health and learn how actors from civil society, the public sector, and the private sector are emerging as leaders in the field.

Keynote Address by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

With remarks from Tom Vogl, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Jenifer Healy, Senior Managing Director, Dentons

Panel featuring: Jeff Sturchio, President and CEO, Rabin Martin; Lola Dare, CEO, Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development; Ronald T. Piervincenzi, CEO, US Pharmacopeia; Jean Kagubare, Global Health Financing Lead, MSH; Tim Evans, Senior Director, Global Practice for Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank; and Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria