IntraHealth at the 2015 UN General Assembly

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New York, NY United States

We know that bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to fruition will require strong health workforces and solid health systems worldwide. That’s why IntraHealth International is headed to New York along with policymakers, global development experts, and other key decision-makers from around the world for this year’s United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, which will set the stage for post-2015 debates, policies, and investments. 

Join us throughout this 70th session of the UN General Assembly and be part of today’s vital conversation on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Data for Decision-Making: Post-2015 Health Measurement and Accountability

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Convene, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10178

IntraHealth is cosponsoring an interactive dialogue on the need to leverage innovative tools and solutions to optimize data collection, use data for decision-making, and track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Together, we hope to spark new conversations and approaches to improve decision-making in global health programming.

Sponsors: Johnson & Johnson (lead), IntraHealth International, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Amref Health Africa, and the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign

Special note: Invitation only


Accelerating Adoption of Universal Health Coverage in the Post-2015 Era: The Role of the Private Sector

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: The Westin Grand Central, 212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017

On the eve of the United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, this panel will explore opportunities for private-sector engagement in accelerating the achievement of universal health coverage. Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth, will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president and CEO of Rabin Martin.

Sponsors: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associates, Rabin Martin, Johns Hopkins University, and the Graduate Institute Geneva Global Health Programme

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ONE Campaign/Action 2015: Global SDG Vigil

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY, 10017

IntraHealth will participate in this global celebration of the new Sustainable Development Goals. All are invited to participate.

Safe Surgery: Challenges to Overcome, Opportunities to Exploit, and Approaches That Work

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Location: Marriott East Side, Stuyvesant Ballroom (first floor), 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, New York, NY, 10017

Join Dr. Richard Besser, chief health and medical editor for ABC News, and leading experts in health system strengthening and surgical care for a high-level discussion on meeting the needs of the 5 billion people who do not have access to safe surgical care and anaesthesia.

Sponsors: Jhpiego, GE Foundation, G4 Alliance (of which IntraHealth International is a member)

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Breaking Down Barriers: Why Quality Health Care is Reliant on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, and How to Make Integration Happen

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Convene, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10178

Join speakers including Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Dr. Flavia Bustreo of the World Health Organization, and others to reflect on the importance of WASH and integrated approaches to improving health outcomes.

Sponsors: Global Health Council and Water Aid (leads); IntraHealth International; Frontline Health Workers Coalition; GE Foundation; and icddr,b

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The Unfinished Agenda for Women and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday September 28, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd St., New York, NY, 10017

Join leading global health experts and thought leaders from the private sector, government, and civil society for a high-level discussion on what's left to be done to support trained health workers and close the gap in health service equity among women, children, and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sponsors: Management Sciences for Health (lead); IntraHealth International; Frontline Health Workers Coalition; Lilly NCD Partnership; Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project; and Medtronic

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