Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond

May 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Geneva Press Club, Geneva, Switzerland

The USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will host a high-level side event in conjunction with 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 21, 2014 from 12:00-14:00 CET at the Geneva Press Club, located near the Palais at Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, “Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond,” will feature an interactive panel (panelists listed below) and will discuss the following questions:

  • How does smart governance interact and enable leadership and management practices in the health system?
  • What are additional gains that result from good governance for health?
  • How can improved governance better engage all stakeholders, especially women and youth leaders as equal partners?
  • How can good governance for health be effective in an atmosphere of donor-driven health priorities? Is the demand for governance coming from the country or the donor?
  • Governance for health is vaguely defined and understood, where does good governance fit in the post-2015 framework and what are the strategies to prioritize it?


  • 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, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO)
  • 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, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Zimbabwe
  • MODERATOR: Dr. Jonathan QuickPresident and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Invite-only. Luncheon provided.

For more information on this invite-only event, please contact Sarah Lindsay, LMG