Eldis follows the World Health Summit

The World Health Summit is taking place in Berlin, Germany from 20-22 October 2013. We will be keeping a keen eye on the Global Health for Development track of the conference and sharing some of our best resources on the issue.

  1. The post-2015 development agenda is seen by the World Health Summit organisers as 'an opportunity to rethink what  makes development inclusive, innovative and relevant for everyone.' Universal Health Coverage is seen as important for enhancing health, social cohesion and sustainable human and economic development. 
  2. Thoughout the event there will be a live stream of keynote lectures: 
  3. Keep up to date with the Summit via social media and follow #WHS13. @WorldHealthSmt on Twitter and  https://www.facebook.com/worldhealthsummit  on Facebook. #globalhealth also has some good discussion of the summit from a Global Health For Development perspective.
  4. Universal Health Coverage is one of the key topics covered in the Global Health strand of the summit. This is defined by the World Health Organisation as: 'Ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services.'
  5. Oxfam's October 2013 briefing paper on Universal Health Coverage and how health insurance schemes are leaving the world's poor behind:
  6. In September 2012, The Lancet published a themed issue on Universal Health Coverage:
  7. There has been improvements in many areas of health over the last decades but there is still massive inequality:
  8. Health is a large part of the Millennium Goals. Here's the progress on some of them:
  9. Professor Antoine Flauhault, Professor for Public Health at Paris Sorbonne Cité has recorded two interviews ahead of speaking at the summit.
  10. Sunday, 20 October 2013: The World Health Summit kicked off with keynote speeches from Ernst Rietschel, Mario Czaja, Jai S. Sohan and Kishore Mahbubani:
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