News

Together, let's build solutions for the future of Global Health!

Between two international Conferences, the Geneva Health Forum gives you appointments all year long.

Joins us for Panel Discussions, Round Tables or Expert Meetings and learn more about cutting-edge research or exchange with experts from different fields!

Building Societal Resilience

The Role of Inclusion in a Fragmented World

The AXA Research Fund, which collaborated with the Geneva Health Forum, has just published the latest issue of its research notebooks.

This publication brings the light of several researchers and field actors who propose different ways to build a more resilient society leaving less people outside the health care system

One of the WHO’s main pillars of action is universal health coverage, which requires us to invent innovative ways to fight against inequalities in access to health care.

Access to medicines: A Global Challenge

Tuesday 13 December 2022, 6:30 pm

Uni Dufour, Room U300, Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Geneva

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Geneva Health Forum are organizing a conference-debate to explore the complexity of access to medicines. A presentation by the authors of the book “How much do our lives cost?” and an overview of access to medicines with different vignettes and speakers will be followed by a wider debate around the issue of access by inviting the participation of the general public.

The program of the event: 

Opening: Prof. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health (UNIGE)
Presentation of the book “How much do our lives cost?” by the authors: Pauline Londeix and Jérôme Martin, co-founders of the Observatoire de la transparence dans les politiques du médicaments (OTMeds)
Panorama on the issue of access with three interventions of experts from HUG and UNIGE on neglected tropical diseases (Prof. François Chappuis), insulin (Prof. David Beran) and the challenge of shortages in Switzerland for cancer (Dr. Alfredo Addeo).

Presentation and discussion in French

Free admission

Discover the One Health Mural

A fun and collaborative tool to understand the impacts of our societies on our health and that of the planet

The One Health Mural is the key tool to better understand the links between our health, that of animals and ecosystems, and to better act to reduce the environmental, sanitary and social impacts of our activities.

The One Health Mural is a key tool designed to emphasize what links underpin our health, that of animals as well as the overall standard of ecosystems to limit the negative impact that our day-to-day activities may infer.

The free pedagogical game allows one not only to find out the interconnections between Human, Animal, and Environemental Health but also to analyze drivers and brakes on the implementation of One Health approach.

The collaborative game, while bringing to the fore awareness of Life Science, as well as Human and Social Science, outlines the cross-actions of these subjects to lead the One Health approach.

The One Health Mural is organized by École nationale des services vétérinaires (ENSV-FVI) in partnership with the geneva Health Forum.

For more information : https://ensv-fvi.fr/one-health-mural

Healthcare and Climate Change: Victim or Perpetrator? 

Moderated Panel Discussion

Monday 14 November 2022, 06:30pm-8:00pm CET

Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1A and Online

Climate change poses the most profound long-term threat to the health of nations. Healthcare systems are at the forefront of the crisis as they treat the consequences of climate change, such as air pollution, heat stress, injuries from natural disasters, or food and water insecurity. At the same time, the health sector – often the biggest or second-biggest sector in developed economies at around 10 per cent of the GDP – is also a major contributor to carbon emissions, with responsibility for about 5 per cent of the total globally, twice the level of aviation.

What can or should the health sector, governments, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and civil society do to decarbonize healthcare, to conceive, develop, and implement new solutions in tackling the problem at the source?

This is a free public event. Register now!

You can now watch all the videos of GHF 2022 and more ! 

We have made our videos accessible to you

As the Geneva Health Forum provides a platform for continuous learning and collaboration, we are proud to give you access to the content that we have produced for you to watch. There are videos from the GHF 2022 conference on our highly topical thematic “Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in times of Global Changes” as well as from ad hoc events held during the course of 2021, that present the results of work done under the auspices of the GHF during 2020 and 2021.

The Geneva Health Forum and the AXA Research Fund reveal the winner of the Grand Jet d’Or de Genève joint award 

Discover the winner!

The Geneva Health Forum 9th edition on “Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in Times of Global Changes”, took place from 3rd to 5th May 2022 and focused on the impact of environmental degradation on human health. In this spirit, the GHF launched the Grand Jet d’Or de Genève Prize in partnership with the AXA Research Fund, granting CHF 50.000 to a team working on improving health through a “One Health” or “Planetary Health” approach.

On 8th and 9th March, visit MedInTech at the Parc Floral in Paris!

The Geneva Health Forum is a proud partner of MedInTech

The Geneva Health Forum is pleased to announce MedInTechs, where nearly 8,000 visitors are expected at the Parc Floral in Paris, on March 8th and 9th. MedInTechs is the first “general public” exhibition on health innovation, labeled French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

MedInTechs is open to everyone and offers access to the entire healthcare ecosystem, as well as all the innovations and new technologies that play a crucial role in the evolution of the sector.

The event aims to highlight the latest innovations, to make them accessible, but also to allow the general public to learn about taking control of their health.

The GHF and MedInTechs are built on the same commitments of promoting innovation, patient and community engagement, and multidisciplinary work. Both seek to build a new approach to health, so necessary nowadays.

More information at: www.medintechs.com

 

Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in times of Global Changes

Registrations the Geneva Health Forum 2022 conference are open now!

From 3 to 5 May 2022, we will gather in Geneva to tackle crucial issues linked to health such as pollution, climate change, how to operationalize concepts such as “One Health” or “Planetary Health”, environmental drivers for pandemics, antibiotic resistance, and many more.

Come to this exciting event, register now and take advantage of Early Bird rates!

SOLIWAY

“Solidarité internationale mode d’emploi(s)”

The Geneva Health Forum is a proud partner of SOLIWAY, a two days event organized by Cité de la Solidarité Internationale from 5 to 6 November 2021.

More information & registration: https://www.soliway.net/

9bacace9-2f21-4fb1-b668-77d11d664efd

Improving Health Insurance Coverage in LMICs

Our Virtual Roundtable held on Monday 22 November 2021 is available to watch online!

In trying to increase outreach of health insurance to the entire population, LMICs governmental and non-governmental schemes have applied a range of measures including regulations on health insurance, utilization of new technologies, developing communication strategies and making health insurance compulsory.

Join us in this roundtable to identify and discuss the main obstacles to inclusive health insurance in LMICs and the broader question of financial access to quality care in a sustainable way.

Global Health Academy Heidelberg 2021

“COVID-19 and Health Equity – Regional and Global Challenges”

The Global Health Academy was originally conceived and organized by the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva as an addition to the Geneva Health Forum. This year, the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health together with the Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health are hosting the 2021 Global Health Academy.

The Pandemic underscores the necessity for such forums for young academia and professionals. It aims to help young researchers develop the capacity to discover innovative approaches in a rapidly changing world facing the additional challenge of COVID-19 together with other Global Health topics such as population growth and migration, demographic changes, epidemiological transitions, climate change, digitalization, global solidarity vs. nationalism, etc.

Digitising Clinical Guidelines - What Have We Learned From Existing CDSS In The Management Of Childhood Illness In Low And Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)?

Interactive Panel Discussion

Thursday 16 September 2021, 04:00pm – 05:30pm CET

Online

Join us for an online meeting co-organised with the Global Digital Health Network which aims to contribute to efforts to improve the diagnosis and management of childhood illness in primary care, as a key component of the strategy to reduce under-five mortality in resource-constrained settings.

Noma: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Of The Realities, Burden And Framing Of A Neglected Disease

Interactive Panel Discussion

Thursday June 17, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CET

Online

The Geneva Health Forum, together with the University of York, the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), are inviting you to an online session that will present the first findings of a Geneva Health Forum workshop initiated in the framework of the Noma Project.

Embed Capacity Development Within All Global Health Research

GHF workshop publication

February 2021

The Geneva Health Forum workshop entitled “Embed capacity development within all global health research” has completed its work and published an article summarizing the results of their work in BMJ Global Health. 

The workshop was led by Joanna Schellenberg (London Scholl Tropical Medicine and Hygien) and Peter Steinmann (Swiss TPH). 

Please feel free to share this article and give us your feedback.

First OSH Forum Conference "What Programmes To Develop The One Health Approach?"

Presentation Session

May 20th, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST)

Online

The current pandemic confirms the need for a new approach to health. The Covid-19 pandemic has outlined our human, institutional and environmental weaknesses, as well as pathways to increase resilience. It has shown that we are inadequately prepared against the emergence of infectious diseases that can only be contained through an integrated, equitable and global health approach. Accurately addressing health challenges requires considering the continuum between environment, animal and human health (One Health concept), without borders (Global Health concept), and regardless of wealth and cultural disparities (equal access). A holistic, multidisciplinary and multisector approach to human health is required, aligned with global values ​​that foster equal access to all. Today, a “One Sustainable Health” (OSH) approach, encompassing both “

Join us on May 20th, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST), for the first OSH Forum conference “What programmes to develop the One Health approach?”

During this free and virtual event, you will have the opportunity to follow presentations from existing One Health and Planetary Health projects, including presentations from researchers from the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva. Innovative topics for the OSH Forum International Working Groups will then be presented.

Simultaneous interpretation of the conference will be available in French and English.

Embedding Capacity Development In Global Health Research

Interactive Panel Discussion

19 May 2021, 3 pm UK time, 4 pm CET

Online

The Geneva Health Forum, together with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) are inviting you to a session that will discuss this recent commentary , which resulted from work initiated at the Geneva Health Forum. With an aim to overcome the research capacity gap in global health research between the Global North and Global South, this session will inspire you to consider embedding capacity development in global health research . The one-hour webinar will include a panel discussion, presentations and case studies from Ethiopia and the Central African region, as well as time for an open discussion to hear from you.

From "Learning From The Field" To Jointly Driving Change

GHF workshop publication

April 27, 2021

The Geneva Health Forum workshop entitled “From” learning from the field “to jointly driving change” has completed its work and published an article summarizing the results of their work in the Journal of Public Health Policy.

The workshop was led by Thomas Schwarz (Medicus Mundi) and Itai Rusike (WACI Health). Joshua Galjour, who is pursuing a PhD in global health at the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva, served as scientific assistant. We thank all the participants of the workshop and authors of the article.

Please feel free to share this article and give us your feedback.