08 December

Leave no one's health behind: Invest in health systems for all

UNITE Global Summit

8 December 2021 | 10:45-12:15 (GMT) | 11:45-13:15 (CET)

UHC2030 and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are co-hosting the session Leave no one's health behind: Invest in health systems for all

Health system strengthening with a focus on equity, resilience, and sustainability is the foundation for defeating today’s infectious diseases and preventing, preparing for, and responding to future pandemics. It is also crucial for progress towards UHC that truly “Leaves No One’s Health Behind.”

As countries and global health partners prepare for UHC Day on December 12th, the Global Fund and UHC2030 will convene a discussion on the critical role that parliamentarians can play in securing resources to build stronger health systems

Speakers include:

  • Gabriela Cuevas Barrón, Former Member of Parliament at the Mexican Congress; Co-chair, UHC2030; Former President of IPU
  • Keizo Takemi, Member of the House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan; WHO Goodwill Ambassador for UHC; Member of the Political Advisory Panel, UHC2030
  • Marie Rose Nguini-Effa, Member of the National Assembly of Cameroon; President, African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development
  • Hon. Rosena Allin-Khan, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health, the UK
  • Hon. Habibe Millat, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh
  • Hon. Ibtissame Azzaoui, Member of Parliament, Morocco
  • Hon. Given Katuka, Member of Parliament, Zambia
  • Scott Boule, Senior Specialist for Parliamentary Affairs, Global Fund


  • Robert Yates, Director, Global Health Programme; Executive Director, Centre for Universal Health

Watch the session below: