2019 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

Join us in Geneva, April 16-17, 2019. Register today!

Learn more about our 2018 Forum by watching the following video, or reading our 2018 Forum summary.

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…

Peter Salama, Deputy Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response, WHO
Greg Perry , Assistant Director General, IFMPA
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
Ann Burton, Chief of Health, UNHCR

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. 

CHALLENGE PANEL 1: GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY: PLATITUDES OR PROGRESS

What elements from the current global frameworks 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. 

CHALLENGE PANEL 2: 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 3: 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: 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?

CHALLENGE PANEL 5: HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING: ITS’ 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 6: COLLECTIVE IMPACT 2030: ARE WE ON A BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE – ARE WE THERE YET

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 7: REFUGEES AND IDPS: FOLLOWING THE WAVE TO SAFE SHORES

With a wide range of global crises, international aid is challenged by the increasing needs of populations on the move. This panel aims to shed light on the role and challenges of providing medical and health service donations to this group of unintentional global nomads and internally displaced people.  It will illuminate ongoing refugee crises in light of mobile populations, changing geopolitical and socioeconomic dynamics and varying levels of donor engagement. The experts will bring their vast experience and innovative thinking to this panel, and consider new strategies to support ongoing efforts.

Confirmed panelists include…

Ivonne Rodriguez, Senior Advisor, Direct Relief Puerto Rico
Lynn Black, Director of Disaster Response, Mass General Hospital
Valerie Bemo, Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation
Mary Pack, Vice President for Domestic and International Affairs, International Medical Corp
Hilarie Cranmer, Director of Disaster Response, Mass General Hospital
Pranav Shetty, Emergency Medicine, UCLA
Thomas Cihlar, Vice President, Virology, Gilead
Damiano de Felice, ATMI
Richard Allan, CEO, Mentor Initiative
Jodi Allison, Vice President, MAP International
John Crenshaw, Regional Director, Healthcare Systems, J&J
Leontien Ruttenberg, Head of Sales and Marketing, IMRES
Eric Sanchez, SVP,Development Logistics, Bollore
Jane Nelson, Harvard University
Zaher Sahloul, President, MedGlobal, SAMS
Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO, Panorama
Bruce Wilkinson, CEO, CMMB
Veronica Arroyave, Executive Director, Baxter Foundation
Anne Peterson, Americares
Papa Salif Sow, VP Access Operations, Gilead
Rabih Torbay, President, Project HOPE
Amanda McClelland, Senior VP, Resolve to Save Lives
Martha Newsome, CEO, MTI
Seth Davis, CEO, IsraAID
Sean Carroll, CEO, ANERA
Julie Jenson, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer
Victor Barnes, Director of Programs and Grants, Rotary International
Danielle Langtagne, Tufts
Juliemarie Vanderburg, PQMD
Doug Fountain, CCIH