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Challenges in Global Health

International Conference on Global Action for Health System Strengthening: G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Follow-Up
November 3–4, 2008

Conference Agenda

Monday, November 3

Opening Remarks:

Moderator: Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

 

Opening remarks: Yoshiro Mori, former Prime Minister of Japan

Overview: Keizo Takemi, Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health; Chair, Takemi Working Group; Senior Fellow, JCIE

Keynote speeches:

Remarks: Joy Phumaphi, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank (via video)

Session 1: Strategic Framework for Health System Strengthening

Moderator: Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, Lancet, UK

Presentations:

Comments:

Session 2: Health System Strengthening and Major Stakeholders

Moderator: Sigrun Møgedal, Ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Global Health Initiatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway; Chair of the Board, Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA)

Presentations:

Comments from major actors:

Session 3: Responses from G8 Health Experts

Moderator: Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Chair, Health Policy Institute, Japan

Comments from G8 Health Experts

Summation of Day 1 : Richard Horton

 

Monday, November 3

Session 4: Presentations and Discussion of Research Team Draft Papers

Health information

Moderator: Christopher Murray

Presentation:

Comments:

Health financing

Moderator: William Hsiao

Presentation:

Comments:

Health workforces

Moderator: Carissa Etienne, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services, WHO

Presentation:

Comments:

Session 5: Integrated Approaches for Health System Strengthening: A New Architecture for Enhancing Human Security

Presentations:

Comments from major actors:

Discussion

Summation and preliminary conclusions: