COVID-19 : Geneva at the forefront of the epidemic response

Date

Monday, November 16th 14:00 - 15:00 (Swiss time)

 

Presentation

Geneva is recognized as the international health and humanitarian capital. Geneva is naturally at the heart of the response to the Covid 19 pandemic. This mobilization concerns the diplomatic, scientific and operational sectors.

With an ecosystem that associates 38 international organizations (IOs), 420 NGOs, numerous academic institutions and the private sector, Geneva is a laboratory for collaborations and solutions.

The health crisis has shown how essential multilateralism, cooperation and exchange of information are to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It is more than ever necessary to move away from segmented approaches and to foster transdisciplinary dynamics. Health, which has been put back at the heart of our concerns, can no longer appear as an isolated sector. From this perspective, the SDGs offer themselves as an innovative framework.

 

Moderator

Sana De Courcelles

Sana De Courcelles
Attachee Sante, Permanent Mission of France to the UN in Geneva

Antoine Flahault

Antoine Flahault
Director of Institute of Global Health

 

Speakers

Christine Choirat

Christine Choirat
Chief Health Data Scientist, Swiss Data Science Center EPFL

Manuela Cirilli

Manuela Cirilli
Leader Medical Applications in Knowledge Transfer Group, CERN

Philippe Duneton

Philippe Duneton
Executive Director UNITAID

Emma Hannay

Emma Hannay
Director of Access & Lead, ACT-A Diagnostics Pillar at FIND

Francoise Vanni

Françoise Vanni
Director External Relations and Communications, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria