The civil society meetings ahead of the 71st World Health Assembly will take place on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May 2018 at the Ecumenical Centre. All meetings are by invitation. Please get in touch with the G2H2 secretariat if you have not received an individual or institutional invitation and like to participate.
- Programme details: First announcement (PDF)
- Registration is required for all sessions (deadline: Monday, 14 May 2018): Register here
- Contact/enquiries: G2H2 Secretariat
Friday, 18 May 2018, Full day civil society workshop
40 Years of Alma-Ata: Translating “Health for All” into the Present and Future
The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone in the field of global public health. Referring to the social, political and structural determinants of health, emphasizing the importance of accountability to the people, and proposing comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) as key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All, the Declaration still reads as a visionary and revolutionary text.
2018 is the year of commemorating and celebrating 40 years of the Alma-Ata declaration. The official “AA40” celebration will take place on 25-26 October 2018 in Kazakhstan. In our full-day workshop, we will critically revisit the Alma-Ata Declaration and the core principles expressed in it (in particular: addressing determinants of health; global solidarity for health equity; accountability to the people and communities, access to comprehensive health care services for all through a system structured around the principles of Comprehensive Primary Health Care) for its potential to be used as inspiration and guidance in our quest for Health for All.
The workshop is organized by the G2H2 Task Group “40 Years of Alma-Ata”, with representatives of Brot für die Welt, Difäm, medico international, MMI Network, People’s Health Movement, World Council of Churches and World Federation of Mental Health and supported by the G2H2 Secretariat.
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 9.00-10.45 hrs
Geneva Global Health Hub: Second Annual General Meeting
The Members of the Geneva Global Health Hub will discuss and adopt the 2017 financial statement and narrative report and the budget for the current year 2018 and elect the G2H2 Steering Committee for the period 2018-2020.
G2H2 members have been invited to the AGM by e-mail. Civil society partners are welcome to attend the meeting as observers.
“We build a strong civil society space in Geneva
for more democratic global health governance.”
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 11.00-13.15 hrs
Key Items on the Agenda of the 71st World Health Assembly
and the 143rd Session of the WHO Executive Board
Introductions by the WHO Watch team (People’s Health Movement) will be followed by plenary discussions
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 14.00-17.00 hrs
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Are We Off Track?
The AMR session will take the form of Round Tables with extensive discussions with the audience. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and wish to conduct this as brainstorming rather than questions and answers.
The session is organized and chaired by Garance Upham, WAAAR. The session topic was selected by G2H2 based on a call for proposals.
Saturday, 19 May 2018, 17.00-19.00 hrs
“Cheese, wine and chocolate”
Networking and tasting buffet for meeting participants and guests
organized and hosted by Garance and her great team