As part of the broad topic on how to provide equal access to health, this symposium discussed how tools such as telemedicine can increase access to medical information and contribute to the reduction of the global digital gap.
Session outline Parallel session PS23, Friday, September 1 2006, 14:00-15:30 Chair(s): Eduardo Gotuzzo, Peru, Dominique Sprumont, Switzerland A Short Overview of the KFPE and an Introduction to the Session Jon-Andri Lys, Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries, KFPE, Bern, Switzerland An Overview of the TRREE for Africa Profect Marie Hirtle, Biotika Inc., Mont-Royal, Canada Research Ethics in […]
Session outline Parallel session 20, Friday, September 1 2006, 14:00-15:30 Chair(s): Mary Anne Burke, Switzerland, Priscilla Daniel, India Microfinance and Health Intermediation K. Narendar, Chief Executive, DHAN Foundation, Madurai, India Micro-credit Financing and Impact on Female Genital Mutilation Berhane Ras-Work, NGO, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, Geneva, Switzerland Mainstreaming Gender-Based Analysis of […]
Session Outline Lunch Session LS02, Friday, September 1 2006, 12:30-13:45 Chair(s): Didier Pittet, Switzerland, Liam Donaldson, UK Patient Safety: A Global Challenge Liam Donaldson, Chair of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety, Chief Medical Officer for England, UK The role of the Informed and Involved Patient in Access to Safe Healthcare: The Power of Partnerships Susan […]
The availability of quality and non-counterfeit drugs is an essential part of any health care delivery service. This session presented the audience with information related to the expansion of private-public partnerships (PPPs) for the development of safe drugs and of drugs for neglected diseases.
Numerous international funds have been set up in recent times to address global health challenges such as HIV, TB and malaria, in an effort to provide sustainable funding for selected diseases affecting billions of people in the poorer regions of the world.
The final plenary session of the “Geneva Forum: Towards Global Access to Health” was dedicated to summarizing the key issues which emerged during the three days of discussion and exchange and to formulate suggestions on how to develop these issues in the future.
To tackle global health problems that disproportionately affect the poor, the skills and expertise of the private as well as the public sectors are needed; thus, Public and Private Partnerships (PPP’s), which sharply increased in number between 1995 and 2005.
Session outline Parallel session PS18, Friday, September 1 2006, 11:00-12:30 Chair(s): Félix Bollman, Switzerland, Pierre Perrin, Switzerland Reduced Access to Health for People with Disability: An Overview of Causes for an Effective Environmental and Human Rights Approach Patrick Fourgeyrollas, Institut de Réadaptation en Déficience Physique de Québec – IRDPQ, Québec, Canada People with Disabilities at Times of Disaster […]
Session Outline Parallel session, Friday, September 1 2006, 11:00-12:30 Chair(s): Bernard Hirschel, Switzerland, Alexandra Calmy, Switzerland Sustainable Financing and HIV, Malaria, TB Control Michel Kazatchkine, Ambassador on HIV/AIDS and Transmissible Diseases; Director, National Agency for Research on AIDS, Paris, France Long-Term Challenges for ARV Programmes on the African Continent: Experience from Southern Africa Eric Goemaere, Médecins sans frontières […]