3:30 PM15:30

Paving the Way to Road Safety

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- If you have a valid UNHQ Grounds Pass, you may proceed directly to Conference Room 2 in the UNHQ, New York
- If you do not have a valid UNHQ Grounds Pass, kindly RSVP for the event using the below form. Please be sure to write your first and last name as it appears on your Government-issued ID.
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- Please note, we will be sending a confirmation email with additional details regarding your access to the UN on Wednesday, 23 May 2018. This information will be sent to you on the email you provide below.

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to Jun 9

WOFAPS Annual Meeting in Bucharest, Romania Integrated approach for better children’ outcomes – avoiding disability


SRCP – Romanian Society of Pediatric Urology
WOFAPS – World federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons
“M.S. Curie” Emergency Children’s Hospital, Bucharest

Under the auspices of:

“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Academy of Medical Sciences of Romania

More information available at:

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8:00 AM08:00

Devex World 2018

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Thinkers & doers, changemakers & expert practitioners will converge by the hundreds at The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. on June 12, 2018. The second edition of this unique global development event, Devex World is a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions with one focus: you.

We enter a future where new models reign. No sector, no function, no professional can afford to miss the data revolution or arrive late to innovations transforming lives at scale. This more global, dynamic, competitive ecosystem is brimming with possibility.

Devex World is not just about understanding this future. It’s about charting it for you, your organization, and the world. Tickets are limited - reserve your place now.


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3:00 PM15:00

Stakeholder Listening Session at HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—charged with leading the U.S. delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly—will hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Friday, May 11, 3:00 – 4:30 PM, in the HHS Hubert H. Humphrey Building Auditorium located at 200 Independence Ave, SW.

The Stakeholder Listening Session will help the HHS Office of Global Affairs prepare for the World Health Assembly by taking full advantage of the knowledge, ideas, feedback, and suggestions from all individuals interested in and affected by agenda items to be discussed at the 71st World Health Assembly. Your input will contribute to U.S. positions as we negotiate these important health topics with our international colleagues.

The listening session will be organized around the interests and perspectives of individuals familiar with the following topics and groups:

•       Public health and advocacy activities;

•       State, local, and Tribal issues;

•       Private industry;

•       Minority health organizations; and

•       Academic and scientific organizations.

It will allow public comment on all agenda items to be discussed at the 71st World Health Assembly. This invitation will also be posted in the Federal Register and on


Due to security restrictions for entry into the HHS Building, RSVPs for this event are required. Please send your full name and organization to If you are not a U.S. citizen, please note this in the subject line of your RSVP, and our office will contact you to gain additional biographical information for your clearance. Photo identification for all attendees is required for building access without exception. Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 7, 2018. Should you not have a Federal ID or be a U.S. citizen, we require your RSVP no later than Thursday, May 3, 2018 to allow time for security processes.


Written comments are welcome and encouraged, even if you are planning on attending in person. Please send these to the same email address:

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to Apr 30

2018 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists invites you to Austin, TX, April 27-30, 2018, to explore recent and upcoming Medical and Surgical Innovations in Health Care. This annual gathering of leading women's health care experts will deliver the latest scientific information to benefit your patients and provide leadership in our changing industry.

The ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting is dedicated to keeping you on the cutting edge of scientific information and clinical best practice in obstetrics and gynecology. This is accomplished by providing critical programming in a variety of formats and topic areas to help you and your patients succeed. The Annual Meeting provides the largest selection of ob-gyn educational opportunities through conference programing and our exhibitor showcase.

To Register for the 2018 Annual Meeting, go here.

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8:00 AM08:00

WFSA SAFE-T Summit 2018

The first ever SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody - Today) Summit aims to advance the global patient safety agenda. Bringing together leading providers from the perioperative team we will highlight the importance of working together to address the healthcare challenges identified by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. In partnership with related industry, governments and NGOs, this one day Summit will contribute to safer anaesthesia, surgical and obstetric care around the world.  

World-renowned experts will open sessions with theme-setting presentations. Facilitated group discussions will develop recommendations and identify practical ways forward. 


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Additional Information Here

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Health Heroes + Social Good: Empowering Health Workers Worldwide
8:00 AM08:00

Health Heroes + Social Good: Empowering Health Workers Worldwide


Commemorating this year’s World Health Worker Week (April 1-7), Health Heroes +SocialGood is a debut event to facilitate thought-provoking conversations on persistent challenges and innovative solutions in the health workforce.

Through +SocialGood’s global community of over 70,000 fans, followers, and members from 140 countries, the event will convene luminaries from diverse sectors, including policy-makers, funders, implementers, frontline health workers, and changemakers to inspire the action and investment needed to transform ideas to solutions now.


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11:00 AM11:00

SDG Leadership Series Goal 3 Forum

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In this live, online, text-based discussion, hosted by Johnson & Johnson and GlobeScan, the event hosts will focus on capacity building in the healthcare workforce and empowering women.

There are two sessions available to facilitate participation from around the world. The first session will run 9.00 – 11.00 GMT and the second session will run from 16.00 – 18.00 GMT.

The SDG Leadership Series has been developed to provide the opportunity for experts and opinion leaders from around the world to come together to discuss and collaborate on each SDG. Through our online conversations, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a broad, global community of your peers and hear from our experts. We will learn from each other, inspire fresh thinking, and share best practice examples and solutions to turn ideas in to action.

At the end of each Forum, a summative document will be produced and shared back with all participants, highlighting the key learnings and potential next steps.

For more information about the full SDG Leadership Series, please click here.

For more information about the topics we will be exploring together, please click here.

For more information on our panel of special guest contributors, please click here.

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1:00 PM13:00

WHA Policy Scrum (Bi-Weekly Webinar Series)

CROSS-CUTTING FOCUS: This year's policy scrum webinar series will include the following topics: WHO-CSO engagement; U.S. government intel sharing; integration of health issues; and strengthening health systems. TIMING: The policy scrums will occur bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT leading up to WHA. Specific topics and speakers will be announced in advance of the webinar via GHC's website, newsletter and social media channels, so be sure to follow GHC on Twitter (@GlobalHealthOrg) and Facebook for the latest updates.

FIRST POLICY SCRUM: Join us on March 27 at 2:00 PM EDT for the launch of GHC's 2018 WHA Policy Scrum Webinar Series! The first scrum will be, "WHO-Civil Society Engagement: Efforts to maximize engagement with external actors" led by Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health Strategy, United Nations Foundation. QUESTIONS: Please share any questions for speakers in advance of the webinar to

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The Power of Nurses: Frontline Leaders Take Zambia toward SDG#3 and UHC
8:30 AM08:30

The Power of Nurses: Frontline Leaders Take Zambia toward SDG#3 and UHC

  • Office of Jhpiego and mPowering Frontline Health Workers Initiative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


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Join IntraHealth International, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, and the University of Zambia in Washington DC or via live webcast for a panel presentation and discussion featuring Zambia’s unique approach to building leadership skills among frontline nurses throughout the country.


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8:30 AM08:30

Official Launch of the National, Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plan

The Ministry of Health Community, Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is pleased to announce the launch of the National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plan (NSOAP). This first ever NSOAP details a situational analysis of the current state of surgery, anaesthesia and obstetric care and lays of ambitious but attainable solutions for improving access and quality surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic care for the citizens of Tanzania by 2025. It is the result of well over a year of work and consultation with over 200 stakeholders across the country to truly reflect the priorities of those receiving, providing and managing care in Tanzania.  


The Launch will be a side event to the 65th ECSA Health Ministers Meeting and is scheduled for Monday the 19th of March 2018 from 16:30-19:30  at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro, Dar Es Salaam.


16:30 – 16:50

Introduction and welcome address 


Official launch of the NSOAP


Presentation on content of Plan

17:20- 17:30

Q&A with Stakeholders

17:30- 19:30




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to Mar 18

9th Annual CUGH Conference 2018

Learn more about the conference HERE.


Speakers will include:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO (invited)
  • Mary Bassett, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, USA
  • Wim  de Villiers, Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University  of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Patty Garica, Fmr Minister of Health, Peru
  • Laurie Garrett, Journalist, Pulitzer Awardee, USA
  • Luis-Miguel Guitierrez, Director General , Instituto Nacional de Geriatria, Mexico
  • Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, UK
  • Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, USA
  • Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council, USA
  • Stephen Lewis, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World, Canada
  • Willy Mutunga, Fmr Supreme Court Justice, Kenya
  • Bernard Olayo, Founder, Center for Public Health and Development, Kenya
  • Agnes Soucat, Director, Health Systems Governance and Finance, WHO
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8:00 AM08:00

CUGH 2nd Global Surgery Satellite

Register Now: Click Here to Register for the Satellite Session 

Disparities in Global Surgery: Building Systems and Networks through Collaboration

Thursday March 15, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Room: Regent

New York Hilton Hotel - Midtown
New York, NY


  • Paid registration is required.
    - $75 | Student, Trainee, Low Income Country Participant
    - $150 | All Others (Faculty, NGO, Member of the Public) 
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.
  • CME Credit will be available for the session.



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2:30 PM14:30

Measuring to Manage: The Essential Role of Surgical Data Collection for Supporting SDG Targets

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Join us for the launch of a consensus statement calling on the UN Statistical Commission to prioritize the collection of surgical and anaesthesia indicators as part of the SDG agenda and an interactive session that will explore how the collection of surgical indicator data can close the global surgical gap, drive global progress, and make the vision of health for all a reality.

There is increasing acknowledgement of the linkages between universal access to surgical,
obstetric and anaesthesia care, global health and sustainable development. Within the context of the 2030 agenda, with its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the aspiration for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the 2015 World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 68.151 recognizing the importance of surgical and anaesthesia care as part of UHC, there has never been a more opportune time for representatives from the international, research and medical communities to come together to merge their efforts in support of the integration of surgical and anaesthesia care as part of the global health agenda. Surgical and anaesthesia services need to be adequately assessed for policymakers and practitioners to be able to better meet present and projected demands.

Yet while a wealth of data has accumulated globally over the past decades in the areas of health and health care, there remains a dearth of data related to surgical and anaesthesia care. This poses a challenge for policymakers in attempting to improve such services, as they cannot plan for what they cannot measure. At the global level, data are necessary to monitor progress towards UHC and the health-related SDGs.

In response to the lack of surgical and anaesthesia data, a consortium of global experts have come together to prepare a consensus statement calling on the UN Statistical Commission to prioritize the collection of surgical and anaesthesia indicators as part of the SDG agenda. We are calling on the global surgery and anaesthesia community to support this statement. Sign up to add your organization's name as a supporter of this document which will be launched in parallel with the 49th Session of the UN Statistical Commission taking place in New York from March 6-9, 2018.

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