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Geneva Health Forum 2014 – Conclusions of Day 3

Highlight_of_the_Day Highlights of the Day

Integration is important because:

  • Health is not just about the health system
  • The global health agenda is not only set by the World Health Organization
  • Health needs to be integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Integrate local voices in the global discourse

Lesson_of_the_day Lessons of the Day

We need to move away from a North/South, South/South, East/West, Developed/Developing discussion about problems and solutions

  • The challenges we face know no boundaries
  • And the solutions to these may come from anywhere

Quote of the day1 Quote of the day2 Quote of the Day

3 quotes in terms of moving forward with the issue of integration and what needs to be done:
“Overcoming business as usual” – H.E. Michael Gerber, Ambassador and Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development Post-2015, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland

“Citizens need to take their governments to task” – Dr. Meenakshi Raman, Third World Network, Malaysia
“Find a kinder way of living” – Mrs. Pam Warhurst, Founder and Chair, Incredible Edible Tordmorden, United Kingdom

Feedback Feedback

  • Wow the Forum is already over
  • I learnt so much
  • I can’t wait until 2016!
  • A unique experience
  • Inspiring!

Lesson Overall lesson from the Geneva Health Forum 2014

  • Theme throughout the Forum was understanding the local context in order to integrate this into the global agenda
  • But in order to understand we need to listen
  • Policy makers need to listen to their populations
  • Doctors need to listen to their patients

Unanswered_Question Unanswered Question

How do we ensure that the voices of the people we are working for our heard at all levels of policy making?

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