Getting Local With Global Health Security

May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Geneva Press Club, 106 Route de Ferney, 1202 Geneva Switzerland

A Pathway Towards Sustainable Action 

Protecting the world from infectious disease threats requires that national governments share the responsibility of serving those most in need. But how do countries prioritize their investments in a rapidly changing world?

On the margins of the 71st World Health Assembly, this event will convene global and national leaders for a discussion on how investments in global health security strengthen public health systems, promote universal health coverage, and drive economic growth and local research and development. This event will outline the best case for investment in health security, explore how to scale up innovative programming at the country level, and provide recommendations on increasing country ownership and domestic buy-in for health security.

The event is co-sponsored by partners under the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC) including Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Global Health Council (GHC), Resolve to Save Lives, PATH, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), the Global Health Security Agenda Next Generation Network, and U.S. Pharmacopea (USP). 

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  • Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council

Opening Remark

  • Dr. Tom Frieden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vital Strategies

Keynote Speaker

  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 


  • Dr. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Rüdiger Krech, Director, Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization
  • Catharina Boehme, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

Closing Remarks

  • Marian W. Wentworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health