AWARD CEREMONY: Tore Godal Receives the King’s Medal of Merit

Join us in honouring Tore Godal's life achievements in global vaccination and immunization as he receives the King's Medal of Merit in Oslo on 23 November 2019.

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Tore Godal (Photo: Morten Rakke)


Event Program

AWARD CEREMONY: Tore Godal receives the King’s Medal of Merit

15:00-16:00 (Gamle festsal)

Dr. Tore Godal is recognized worldwide for his success in fighting infectious diseases and in significantly reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. His initiatives in the fields of vaccine and immunization have contributed decisively to saving the lives of millions of people. Join us in celebrating Tore Godal when he receives the King’s Medal of Merit for his long service to global health.




  • Kvartett Saphir

Moderator:  Anne Grosvold

HONORARY SEMINAR: 49 years in global health — lessons for the future of priority setting

11:30-14:00 (Gamle festsal)
In each recent decade, different priorities have dominated the global health field. What can we learn from the past half century with regard to the drivers of shifting priorities, as we move from the Millennium Development Goals to the era of the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond?



  • Dag-Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Peter Smith, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Sigrun Møgedal, former State Secretary and Ambassador for AIDS and Global Health, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway, and former Chief of Staff in the World Health Organization
  • Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda, and former Minister of Health, Rwanda

Moderator: Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet (TBC)

A lunch will be served in the Stallen at Professorboligen between the seminar and the ceremony 14:00-15:00 for registered guests (use the register button above). We would like to be environmentally friendly by not producing waste. If at a later time you're unable to attend it is important you unregister or simply notify us.


Published Oct. 17, 2019 12:58 PM - Last modified Nov. 13, 2019 11:06 AM