2019 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

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Learn a bit about our 2019 Forum by watching the following video, or reading our 2019 Forum panel summaries.

The 2019 Global Health Policy Forum aims to galvanize cross-sectoral collective action by examining and challenging our current understanding of resilient and inclusive health systems, governance models, disaster response and pandemics all through the lens of product donations. This Forum will highlight the importance of innovation and systems thinking in an era of collaborative transformation to meet the challenges of global health governance & accountability to better define and measure health outcomes.

EXECUTIVE FORUM

Transformational Thinking in Global Medical Donations

April 16, 2019

With a growing trend to develop alternative and more resilient communities, what will a new paradigm look like? The Executive Forum will bring together global health leaders from over 50 organizations to explore how we can collectively best design resilient and sustainable health systems that draw on all available resources and expertise to improve health for all.”

Confirmed speakers include…

Session Chair: Mark Chataway, Bairds CMC & Hyderus

Peter Salama, Deputy Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response, WHO
Sean Lowrie, Director, START Network
Julie Hall, Chief of Staff & Special Envoy for Health, IFRC
Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior VP and Head of Global Health Unit, GSK
Richard Laing, Professor, Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Barbara Bulc, President & Founder, Global Development Impact
Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Global Health and Healthcare, WEF

CHALLENGE PANELS

April 17, 2019

2019’s Global Health Policy Forum panels are meant to challenge our thinking and characterize the needs, gaps and barriers in our current approaches to create greater access to healthcare and health services in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The panels are designed to foster discussion and debate and build actionable recommendations that lead to improved global health governance and outcomes. 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Indispensable Role of Political Will in Enabling Global Medical Product Donation Programs – Jeff Sturchio, CEO, Rabin Martin

CHALLENGE PANEL 1: DISASTER RESPONSE VS. RESILIENCE: MIND THE GAP

There have been substantial changes in the global thinking regarding disaster response, recovery and resilience building. While every disaster brings a new set of challenges, existing frameworks provide opportunities to enhance coordination among donors and respective development partners. This panel will illuminate how each of these frameworks can help catalyze the 3 C’s more effectively.

CHALLENGE PANEL 2:  IT’S A LONG WAY FROM HOME: REFUGEES AND THE DISPLACED

There is a need to think in a transformational way about who should be at the table to address the global refugee and displaced persons crisis.  What are we doing and what needs to be done differently; who is missing and what resources can be leveraged to achieve the best outcomes in terms of access to basic needs including health and human security.

CHALLENGE PANEL 2.1: HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING: IT’S A JOURNEY, NOT JUST A DESTINATION

The panel will take a critical look on WHO’s health system strengthening framework developed in 2008.  While the framework and its methodology are vital, is it perhaps time to take another look?  Is the framework still relevant?  Are the roles of all stakeholders adequately specified?  Is it prioritizing the right things?  Are there critical components missing and if so, where are the gaps and what needs adjustment and/or realignment?  This panel will share approaches that have successfully contributed to country operational capacities touching on supply chain, healthcare workforce and strategies to stimulate increased access to medicines and share thoughts on what will advance a revised framework.

CHALLENGE PANEL 3: COLLECTIVE IMPACT 2030: A STRATEGIC LINE OF SIGHT ON METRICS

Experts consider the key to improving efficiency and quality of health care is through systematic review of evidence-based studies determined to extract health impact and reduced costs of care. This panel will aim to identify existing methodological frameworks used to measure healthcare impact and discuss and summarize the common elements in an impact matrix.

CHALLENGE PANEL 4: MICROBIAL THREATS 101: WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS

Since the emergence and/or re-emergence of SARS, H1N1 influenza, MERS and Ebola many public – and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The consequences of such events on health, education, commerce, transportation and beyond, have increased interest in building coordinated global responses to infectious threats, many of which could globally disrupt health and markets. Panelists will share their thoughts on improving international management and response to outbreaks.

CHALLENGE PANEL 4.1: SUPPLY CHAIN REALITIES: TACKLING THE MISSING LINK

The need for improved management of global public health emergencies is increasingly evident. Supply chain needs are vital to enabling the important work of global health. How can multi-stakeholder supply chain engagement facilitate the collective action of government, corporate, and civil society actors to improve disaster and epidemic preparedness and response, long-term health development and health systems design?

PLENARY PANEL 5: PHILANTHROPY: BEYOND CASH/SOLVING THE PROBLEM

What elements in current global philanthropy will help us advance a paradigm shift for implementing more effective donation programs worldwide to improve disaster relief response and recovery and long-term access to health and reliable health service delivery for underserved communities.

Confirmed panelists include…

• Ivonne Rodriguez-Wiewall, Senior Advisor, Direct Relief Puerto Rico
• Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation
• Brennan Banks, Director of Disaster Recovery Funds, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
• Jonathan O’Connor, Head of Aid and Relief Africa, Bollore
• Yotam Polizer, Global Co-CEO, IsraAID
• Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications, UNHCR
• Sean Carroll, CEO, ANERA
• Julie Jenson, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer
• Martha Newsome, CEO, MTI
• Anne Peterson, Senior VP, Global Programs, Americares
• Papa Salif Sow, VP Access Operations, Gilead
• Rabih Torbay, President, Project Hope
• Amanda McClelland, Senior VP, Resolve to Save Lives
• Eric Rasmussen, CEO, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems
• Richard Laing, Boston University
• Danielle Lantagne, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
• Michael Thatcher, President & CEO, Charity Navigator
• Doug Fountain, Executive Director, Christian Connections for International Health
• Pranav Shetty, Clinical Faculty, Emergency Medicine, UCLA, Health Advisor, International Medical Corps
• Thomas Cihlar, Vice President, Virology, Gilead
• Damiano de Felice, Director of Strategy, ATMI
• Richard Allan, CEO, Mentor Initiative
• Cassandra Kelly-Cirino, Director of Emerging Threats, FIND
• Duncan Blair, Vice President, Global Health Initiatives, Abbott
• Zaher Sahloul, President, MedGlobal, SAMS
• Leontien Ruttenberg, Head of Sales and Marketing, IMRES
• Cyntia Genolet, Head of Health Systems & Africa Policy, IFPMA
• Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO, Panorama @
• Bruce Wilkinson, CEO, CMMB
• Veronica Arroyave, Executive Director, Baxter Foundation
• Steven Lovink, CEO, Power of One/Source Code for Life
• Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution