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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

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  • 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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Geneva Health Forum 2014 – Conclusions of Day 2

Highlight_of_the_Day Highlights of the Day

  • For integration of health to become a reality the following are needed:
    • Enlightened politicians
    • Multiple sectors and actors involved in health (but being careful of any conflicts of interest)
    • Adequate funding and resources and appropriate use of these
    • Research and production of knowledge

Lesson_of_the_day Lessons of the Day

  • How does the global governance structure help ensure integration of health and the health system by:
    • Leading at a global level, but taking into account local conditions
    • Define the roles and responsibilities of different actors
    • Ensure coherent allocation of resources
    • Make health the priority and entry point for sustainable future

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

“ Stop talking about health systems and start talking about systems for health” - D. De Savigny, Head, Health Systems Interventions Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

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  • Integration seems to mean different things to different people
  • This brings things I have read and learnt to life
  • Amazing panel with Prof. Ilona Kickbush, Prof. Ronald Labonté, Dr. Mira Shiva, Mr. Pascal Lamy and Mr. Bart Peterson – such a wealth of information
  • All the speakers are so approachable and open to further discussion and debate after their presentations

Unanswered_Question Unanswered Question

  • Day 1 looked at the “what” of integration and Day 2 more about the “how” so the unanswered questions are:
    • Who will lead the integration agenda?
    • What role for the WHO in the changing global health environment?
    • What role for the private sector in integration?

Lesson  Expectations for Tomorrow

  • Looking at issues beyond health, e.g. food, innovation, sustainability
  • How can integrating other sectors and perspectives benefit health
  • More interesting and thought provoking sessions

Download here the PDF version for CONCLUSIONS of DAY 2

 

 

 

Geneva Health Forum 2014 – Conclusions of Day 1

Highlight_of_the_Day Highlights of the Day

  • Integration from the point of view of health is needed at multiple levels
    • Global: different agendas (Universal Health Coverage, Primary Healthcare, MDGs, post-MDGs, Noncommunicable diseases, etc.)
    • National: political agendas, capacity and financial resources
    • Health system: capacity to respond to political agenda in parallel to responding to the needs of the population
    • Patient: driver of the health system

Lesson_of_the_day Lessons of the Day

  • Will the push be top-down and driven by resource and financial constraints
  • Or will it be bottom-up with consumers/patients driving the agenda
  • Importance of a clear understanding of the context where integration is taking place
    • How does the context shape the response

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“In order for integration to happen cultural change is necessary, but it requires politicalsupport” – B. Levrat, CEO, Geneva University Hospitals

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  • Interesting discussions
  • Practice that explains the theory
  • Lively discussion
  • Different perspectives

Unanswered_Question Unanswered Question

  • Who will drive the “integration” agenda?
  • How to empower users of the health system to truly “drive” change?
  • How can medical education play a role in improving integration of the health system and patient perspectives?

Lesson Expectations for Tomorrow

  • More lively discussions
  • Answers to some of the questions about the role of the health systems
  • How do health systems fit into the larger picture of health on a national and global level

Download here the PDF version for CONCLUSIONS of DAY1