03 May 2022 – 05 May 2022
Venue: CICG & Online
The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is the forum that brings together key actors to help find solutions to global health challenges. With this year's theme "Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency : Reinventing Global Health in times of Global Changes", the GHF proposes to address these issues with global health players and to initiate a constructive dialogue leading to innovative initiatives.
About Geneva Health Forum
The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is the forum that brings together key actors to help find solutions to global health challenges. Created in 2006, it is organized by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva in partnership with 30 global multisectoral organizations, with the overall goal to contribute to improving health and care access in the world.
At the heart of International Geneva, the Geneva Health Forum provides a continuous platform for collaboration and organizes one of the largest Global Health conferences every two years.
The GHF conference gathers 1600 participants from all sectors – field practitioners, academics, professionals from public and private sector, international and non-governmental organizations, policy-makers. It also gathers a network of actors active in the innovation field from the Health Valley and beyond.
2022 Theme | Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in times of Global Changes
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on our fragility as societies to zoonoses, illnesses that appear among the animal world and that can spread to human beings. Zoonoses are more likely to spread to humans in a context of loss of biodiversity, fragility of ecosystems, deforestation, urbanisation, etc. At the same time, pollution is growing and having more and more an impact on our health. Climate change is fostering unprecedented crises such as draughts, floods, fires, heat waves, being the cause of potential humanitarian disasters, destabilization, conflicts and migrations.
Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of the environment and the Geneva Health Forum will offer a platform to discuss the immense challenges that are linked to the intertwinement of human, animal and environmental health.
Environment @ GHF 2022
Take part in the different in-person and online events related to the environment. Join us as well in-person at the GEN stand!
3 May, Tuesday
- 09:30 CEST | One Health: is there a paradigm shift? | High-level Discussion (Hybrid)
- 11:00 CEST | For a new approach to NTDs based on One Health
- 11:00 CEST | Science and Global Health Diplomacy to Preventing and Tackling Pandemics: Opportunities and Challenges for One Health (Workshop)
- 11:00 CEST | Impact of climate change on health: what is the scale of the problem and what action to take (Hybrid)
- 14:00 CEST | Achieving sustainable antibiotic access using a One Health approach
- 14:00-16:30 CEST | Time to rethink the science-policy interface? From COVID-19 lessons to strengthening One Health global policies (Interactive Meeting)
- 14:00-16:15 CEST | Planetary Health in Medical Curriculum (Interactive Meeting)
- 16:00 CEST | Mapping and modelling climate risks for maternal and newborn health services
- 16:00 CEST | Addressing the Environmental Drivers of Pandemics
- 18:00 CEST | Opening Ceremony
4 May, Wednesday
- 09:30 CEST |The Mask Challenge
- 11:00 CEST | PREZODE : Preventing Zoonotic Disease Emergence – join forces to tackle pandemic risks
- 11:00 CEST | The private sector as a key player in the operationalisation of the One Health concept (Hybrid)
- 14:00 CEST | Nothing will happen without communities: The role of NGOs in strengthening environmental health | GEN Event
- 14:00 CEST | Implementing the One Health approach: what is being done? (Hybrid)
- 14:00 CEST | What training should we build for One Health / planetary health? (Workshop)
- 14:00 CEST | Zoonoses, AMR, food safety & security threats: how can “One Health” prevent them in 2050? Let’s test it! (Interactive Meeting)
- 18:00 CEST | Film Pre-Release: Making pandemics
5 May, Thursday
- 09:30 CEST | Planetary health in the pandemic era: a humanitarian perspective and priorities for action (High-level Discussion 4)
- 11:00 CEST | The effects of pollution on health: Current risk and possible solutions
- 11:00 CEST | Physical resources and energy consumption: how four countries estimate needs for items used in the Covid-19 response
- 11:00 CEST | The role of health professionals in addressing environmental challenges
- 14:00 CEST | Beyond climate change: the need for system-wide stressor analysis for healthcare
- 14:00 CEST | More Effective Responses to Health & Environmental Emergencies through Peacebuilding (Hybrid)
- 14:00 CEST | One health projects