Sessions in detail

Monday, November 16th


Tuesday, November 17th


Wednesday, November 18th



Wednesday, November 18th




How do WeDecolonialise Global Health lien internet

09:30 - 10:30 (Swiss time)

  • Seye Abimbola, Editor, BMJ Global Health
  • Tammam Aloudat, Senior Strategic Advisor, Access Campaign at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Emanuele Capobianco, Director for Health and Care, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Sarah Hawkes, Director, Centre for Gender and Global Health
  • Mishal Khan, Professor, Aga Khan University in Karachi, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)


Humanitarian work at a time of environmental and climate crisis: Planetary Health perspectives and field implications lien internet

11:00 - 12:00 (Swiss time)

  • Jessica Beagley, Policy Manager, Lancet Countdown : Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
  • Stephen Cornish, Director General Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF) Switzerland and former CEO, David Suzuki Foundation
  • Renzo Guinto, Physician Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab
  • Courtney Howard, President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research at York University in Toronto Canada


The African Medicines Agency -an important step towards increasing timely availability and access to medicines IFPMA and IAPO lien internet

12:30 - 13:30 (Swiss time)

  • Mimi Darko, Chief Executive, Food and Drugs Authority
  • Lodzeni Ellos, Patient Advocate IAPO
  • Catherine Fankan-Bokonga, Senior UN Correspondent, Vice-President of Club Suisse de la Presse & of ACANU (Association des Correspondants Accredites aupres des Nations Unies) (AUDA)
  • Sillo Hiiti, Team Lead, Regulatory Systems Strengthening Team (RSS), WHO
  • Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Head of Health, Programs at Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA)


Health systems resilience in a pandemic crisis. WEF lien internet

12:30 - 13:30 (Swiss time)

  • Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum
  • Edward Kelley, Director, Integrated Health Services UHC and Life Course Division, World Health Organization
  • Alistair McGuire, Head of Department, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, The London School of Economics
  • Iskra Reic, Executive Vice-President, Europe and Canada, AstraZeneca


Implementing the new Global Strategy for elimination of cervical cancer lien internet

14:00 - 15:00 (Swiss time)

  • Shannon Hader, Deputy Executive Director, Programme, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • Patrick Petignat, Head of the Gynecologic Division, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
  • Nono Simelela, Special Adviser to the Director-General, Strategic Programmatic Priorities, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Andreas Ullrich, Visiting scientist, Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin
  • Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff, Global Fund


COVID-19 : Caregivers at the center of the second wave lien internet

15:15 - 16:15 (Swiss time)

  • Marie-Laure Carballo-Ehrler, Nurse leader of Care team, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
  • Jean Francois Corty, Clinical doctor, former Director of Operations of Medecins du Monde, medical coordinator of a covid center for precarious populations in Paris
  • Vincent Grattard, Human Resources Deputy Director, Institution genevoise de Maintien A Domicile (IMAD)
  • Amir Kigouk, Human Resources Deputy Director, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)
  • Barbara Rau, Formatrice à la Heaute Ecole de Santé de Genèvete


Closing Ceremony lien internet

16:30 - 17:15 (Swiss time)

  • Monika Kapil Mohta, Embassador, Embassy of India
  • Antoine Flahault, Co-president of Geneva Health Forum, Director of Insitute of Global Health in Geneva, University of Geneva
  • Yves Fluckiger, Rector, University of Geneva
  • Detlev Ganten, President, World Health Summit


Science Speed Talk lien internet

17:15 - 18:00 (Swiss time)

  • Dhafer Al Salah, University of Geneva
  • Maria Lazo-Porras, University of Geneva
  • Georgy Mishurovskiy, Sechenov University in Moscou
  • Murielle Bochud, Cheffe du Département Epidémiologie et Systèmes, Unisanté, University of Lausanne
  • Pascale Vonaesch, Scientific Project Leader, Human and Animal Health Unit Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute