One Health as an Accelerator for the Global Action Plan - World Health Summit 2019

The Centre for Global Health is organizing a high-level panel debate at the World Health Summit 2019. We are harnessing the long-standing and continued collaboration in Global Health between Germany, Norway and Ghana and will explore whether One Health has the potential of becoming an accelerator to the Global Action Plan. 

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The SDG3 Global Action Plan for Health and Wellbeing: Are we ready for a Change in Mindset – One Health as an Accelerator

In 2018, the heads of three governments, Germany, Norway and Ghana, got together to launch the Global Action Plan for SDG3, which included an appeal to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other key stakeholders to rally behind it. In Berlin, at the World Health Summit (WHS) 2018, ten United Nations' organisations active in Global Health, with WHO as the lead, took up the challenge and expressed assurance of their full commitment to the Global Action Plan for SDG3. In the same session at the WHS 2018, a framework for this Action Plan was presented by Dr. Tedros identifying accelerators, e.g. sustainable financing, primary health care, R&D, innovation and access. The Director-General of WHO stated the following: 'Global coordination is good, but we also need coordination at the country level: unity amongst partners to support countries according to their priorities'. He called upon stakeholders to stop thinking in silos, and he continued by saying; 'The letter I received asks for more than a new strategy. It demands a change in mindset.'


Along the lines of Dr. Tedros, the Lancet One Health Commission would like to continue with tangible action on the call for a change in mindset by harnessing the long-standing and continued collaboration in Global Health between Germany, Norway and Ghana. We ask for the involvement and leadership of these three countries and beyond in the current Lancet One Health Commission, which, at its core, calls for multi-disciplinarity; a radical change in mindset. We will explore at various levels from grassroot to ministerial whether One Health has the potential of becoming an accelerator to the Global Action Plan.

Please find more information and the full program of the World Health Summit here.

See the other events CGH will also be participating in at the World Health Summit, here.

Chairs:

Dr. John Amuasi

Lancet One Health Commission | Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. Andrea Winkler

Lancet One Health Commission | Co-Chair

11:00-11:05 Welcome by the Co-Chairs

11:05-11:35 Keynote speakers

H.E Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Ministry of Health | Minister | Ghana

Dr. Anna Babette Stier 

Federal Ministry of Health | Deputy Director General for European and International Health Policy | Germany

Maria Jahrmann Bjerke

Ministry of Health and Care Services  | State Secretary | Norway

11:35-11:55 Panel including the Public Health Institutions

H.E Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Dr. Anna Babette Stier 

Maria Jahrmann Bjerke

Frode Forland 

Norwegian Institute of Public Health | Specialist Director in the Division of Infection Control and Environmental Health

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler

Robert Koch Institute | President

Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare

Ghana Health Service | Director General | Ghana

11:55-12:30 Expert Panel

Frode Forland 

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler

Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare

Bernhard Schwartländer

World Health Organization (WHO) | Chef de Cabinet| Switzerland

Dr. Wendy Harrison

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) | Executive Director

Prof. Hélène Carabin

University of Montreal | Professor & Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and One Health

 

Published Sep. 10, 2019 4:04 PM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2019 1:18 PM