WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT 2011 NEWSLETTER, NO. 6
Berlin, October 13th, 2011
WorldHealth Summit 2011
World Health Summit | October 23rd-26th, 2011 | Berlin, Germany
World Health Summit 2011 - Program
Final Program available online!
Click here to download the booklet. Or access the online program and set your individual summit schedule online with the Session Planer.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Dagfinn Høybråten, Board Chair and Governance Committee Chair, GAVI Alliance
Annette Schavan, Federal Minister, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Ala Alwan, General Director, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Working Sessions and Partner Symposia
No Health without Mental Health
Access to Health in Low-Income Countries
Four Years after the Berlin Declaration on Tuberculosis – Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges
Working Session on Oct. 25th,
Since the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health (2007), awareness has grown of the gross inequity in the provision of care and respect for human rights of persons living with mental disorders, between rich and poor countries. The treatment gap for mood disorders exceeds 75% for low and middle income countries (LMIC), while 90% or more of people with psychosis have never been treated in sub-Saharan Africa.
Working Session on Oct. 25th,
This Working Session aims at discussing how various financing mechanisms can contribute to address specific access to health issues in developing countries. The past decade has seen a remarkable series of public and private initiatives to support public health issues in low income countries, and in particular the creation of novel financing mechanisms such as The Global Fund, UNITAID, the Affordable Medicines Facility – malaria (AMFm), etc.
Partner Symposium on Oct. 25th,
In Oct 2007, a Ministerial Forum was organized by the German Federal Ministry of Health and WHO-Euro. The health ministers discussed current challenges and problems in tuberculosis control in the WHO-Euro region and adopted the Berlin Declaration on Tuberculosis containing self-commitments and precise steps to be initiated by both high and low burden countries. It was also agreed upon evaluating progress and obstacles every two years.
PlaNet Finance Group to create a Health Mutual in Benin
The pilot of the project has been financed by Sanofi in the frame of their “Access to Medicine” strategy.
Despite a good distribution of health infrastructure, only 34% of the population in Benin has access to health care, due to lack of resources. Microentrepreneurs who borrow from microfinance institutions (MFIs), represent a poor segment of the population and often face difficulties in accessing health care. Health costs are thus financed by the loans borrowed from MFIs, which are originally intended for the implementation of income-generating activities, thereby generating a pernicious cycle of poverty since the source of income disappears. Meanwhile, MFIs see their portfolio at risk increase and their performances reduced.
Book of Proceedings 2010
Click here to download the Book of Proceedings from the previous World Health Summit in 2010.