2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

Save the Date! Join us in Geneva, April 16-17, 2019. Details to come!

April 10-11, 2018 – Click here to download event program

Building on the insight, work, and perspective gained at the 2017 Forum on Global Aid & Access for Health, PQMD recently held the 2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum.

The Global Health Policy Forum united nearly 100 global health leaders from over 50 organizations, speakers and panelists from around the world will lead in-depth discussions in plenary and Panel break-out sessions.  The event was designed to share real-world examples on the practical implications of promoting AND accelerating greater access to health care in underserved communities AND in areas affected by disasters through excellence in medical product, service, and device donations.

Day 1 – Executive Forum

(sponsored by Johnson & Johnson; by invitation only)

The Role of Donations:  Creating Dependency or Sustainability

This high level Forum will explore the role of donations and their ability to create sustainable, enabling environments for the promotion of economic growth and prosperity.

Confirmed Speakers to include:

Amanda Glassman – Chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development

Bruce Wilkinson – CEO, Catholic Medical Mission Board

Jane Nelson – Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jacob Gayle, Ph.D. – President, Medtronic Foundation & Vice President, Philanthropy

Michael J. Nyenhuis – President & CEO, Americares

Jayasree Iyer – Executive Director, Access to Medicines Foundation

Mark Chataway (moderator) – Co-Chairman, Baird’s CMC, Hyderus

Day 2 – Plenary & Panel Sessions –

Humanitarian Action & Disaster Response

The panel will explore 2017’s rapid succession of on-going natural disasters and public and private organizations ability to respond and cope with the needs of multiple communities across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.  The panel will examine lessons learned from 2017 disaster response efforts by NGOs and corporate healthcare stakeholders.

Shared Values: A Common Enterprise

Philanthropy at the nexus of shared values & the common good

Unintended consequences of donations: Dependency, Incentives, Resiliency

Health System Strengthening: Can urgent response build long term capacity?

Healthcare models committed to Sustainability

How partnerships support a public good ecosystem

Sacrificing the good for the perfect:  What does GOOD look like when measuring the impact of donations?

Media Disclosure

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2017 Global Health Forum

The 2017 PQMD Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health, held April 3-6 in London, enabled partners and stakeholders to come together and discuss global access to medicine and health care, long-term investments in disease eradication, and the imperatives of pandemic preparedness.  PQMD members, private sector and NGO representatives, along with global agency leaders, gathered to address issues relevant to access to global health and aid, and the many challenges and opportunities faced by the broad cross-section of participants. The forum, sponsored by Henry Schein and facilitated by PQMD, was made possible through additional support from PQMD members AbbVie, BD, GSK, Pfizer, and Sanofi.

Jayasree Iyer, Executive Director of the Access to Medicines Index, delivers a keynote address to Forum attendees.

Forum guests attended panels focused on access to medicine, disaster resiliency, and disease elimination. Within these panels, forum attendees discussed the Access to Medicines Index (ATMI), pandemic preparedness, the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), donation efforts, and additional health topics facing the global drug, device, and service donations community. Forum discussions focused on accountability, partnerships, preparedness and engagement as key steps in ensuring global access to health.

Over the course of the two-day forum, key themes emerged as panelists and participants created a dialogue on strategies and solutions for multi-sector engagement, partnership development, and key success factors in addressing the role of donations in health and humanitarian crisis situations.  Key takeaway themes critical to ensuring global and coordinated aid and access to health included: accountability, partnerships, preparedness, and engagement.