UHC2030, with collaborating partners, are supporting the Governments of Swiss and Afghanistan for organising a high-level event on UHC in Emergencies at UNGA 2018 in New York, USA on 27 September 2018 at 8.15-9.30 am.
There is an urgent need for more coherent approaches to expand UHC in armed conflict, fragile settings and other emergencies. Ensuring UHC in emergencies requires bringing together humanitarian and development actors to strengthen and support national health systems, build resilience to scale-up and sustain core public health capacities, whilst supporting, and when necessary, delivering, essential lifesaving interventions.
This initiative aims at creating a momentum for the issue of UHC in situations of emergency, ahead of the High-level year on UHC in 2019. To this end, a call to action will be launched.
8:30-8:50 Keynote Speeches
8:50-9:15 Panel Discussion
9:15-9:25 Statements from the floor
9:25-9:30 Concluding Remarks
The Governments of Afghanistan and Switzerland
Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Co-Chair of UHC2030; Director of the Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
H.E. Mr. Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation
H.E. Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
H.E. Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands
H.E. Professor Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
H.E. Dr. Pierre Somse, Minister of Public Health and Population, Central African Republic
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
H.E. Dr Emais Roberts, Minister of Health, Palau
H.E. Ms. Agneta Karlsson, State Secretary for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Sweden
Dr. Seth Berkley. CEO, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance
H.E. Amb. Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Afghanistan
Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Ebola response in Liberia