12 December

Global health leaders and advocates speak on achieving health for all in a world dealing with COVID-19

12 December 2021 | 09:30 - 11:30 GST / 06:30 - 08:30 CET

Join the Walk the Talk event alongside sports figures, health leaders and frontline workers all walking to increase the global step count.


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12 December 2021 | 15:00 - 17:00 GST / 12:00 - 14:00 CET

This event aims to unite global health leaders and other key stakeholders to identify gaps and catalyze efforts around UHC at the global level as well as amplify the latest data on UHC and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, pinpointing progress areas to focus on.

The programme is as follows:

  • Welcoming remarks
    • Ms. Jessy El MurrSenior Journalist and Host
    • HE Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention
  • Together for a healthier world
    • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO
    • Presentation of the key findings of the UHC Global Monitoring Report and the Financial Protection Report 
  • Universal Health Coverage: Where do we stand today?
    • Dr. Samira Asma, Assistant Director General, Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, World Health Organizatzion
    • Dr Juan Pablo Uribe, Global Director for Health Nutrition &Population and the Global Financing Facility at the World Bank
    • Dr Awad Mataria, Director of UHC/Health Systems of WHO EMRO
  • Lessons learnt from COVID-19: Strengthening the health systems that drive UHC & Health Security
    • Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization,
    • Ms Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Co-Chair of UHC2030 Steering Committee
  • Connecting the Dots: From Current Commitments to Future Actions
    • Dr Rana Haijeh, Director of Programme Management for EMRO, WHO
    • H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Obaid Al-Saidi, Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman
    • HRH Princess Dina MiredPresident of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Jordan
    • Dr. Recep Akdag, Professor of Pediatrics and Former Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey
    • Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Co-founder and Senior Adviser, International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    • Dr. Jeanette Vega Morales, CEO of Pronova Technologies
    • Mr. Masaki Inaba, Steering Committee Member (Civil Society of the Global North), UHC2030 .

Followed by country spotlights

  • Creating an Intergenerational Lens in the Region
    • Dr. Batool Al Wahdani, former President of the International Federation of Medical Students' Assocations
    • Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, The Regional Director for Easter Mediterranean Region of WHO
    • Ms. Arwa Hany, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean, IFMSA, and Medical Student at MBRU (TBC)
  • Announcement of Falcon Awards Winners

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