76th World Health Assembly

The 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place 21–30 May 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland. On the sidelines of this important global health meeting, FIND is participating in these various events.

World Heart Summit

19-21 May 2023, Geneva Switzerland

Leaders and innovators from government, business, civil society and academia will engage in transformational conversations as we explore some of the most pressing challenges in global cardiovascular health.

Together, we can bring cardiovascular disease to the top of the global health agenda and build a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to a healthy living environment and the care, treatment and information they need to keep their hearts healthy.

Bill Rodriguez, CEO at FIND will take part in the panel: “Paving the way for better access to CVD diagnotics“.

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From diagnosis to treatment in oncology: challenges and ethical questions

22 May 2023, 11h00-12h30 CEST, Geneva Switzerland

The 76th World Health Assembly is going to discuss a resolution on strengthening diagnostics. Both medical imaging as well as laboratory and point of care diagnostics are crucial for medical decisions. In many lower- and middle-income-countries many people do not have access to diagnostics and even less to adequate treatment. In particular, the growing number of patients with non-communicable diseases like cancer suffer from little or no treatment availabilities, high costs and a lack of qualified medical staff. A Siemens healthineers side event.

Angela Muriuki, Director Women’s Health programme at FIND will be a panelist.

An investment in digital health is an investment in UHC

23 May 2023, 08h30-10h30 CEST, Geneva Switzerland

Transform Health, DCCC, Geneva Digital Health Hub, OECD, PATH, UHC2030 and YET4H are organising a side event during the 76th World Health Assembly on prioritising investment in digital health transformation to accelerate UHC progress.

Rigveda Kadam, Deputy Director, Digital Health at FIND will be moderating a breakout group on “Improved tracking and accountability“.

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Diagnostics Day

24 May 2023, 09h15-16h30 CEST, Geneva Switzerland, Musée Ariana

To kick off our 20th anniversary year, and discuss the diagnostics Resolution, FIND is hosting a Diagnostics Day on the sidelines of the 76th World Health Assembly. No registration is required and attendance is free.

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Prioritizing diagnostics on the global agenda

24 May 2023, 17h30-19h30 CEST, Geneva Switzerland

Policymakers, industry professionals, and practitioners convening at this year’s World Health Assembly will be keenly focused on strengthening pandemic preparedness and health systems resilience globally. Access to timely and accurate diagnosis will be vital to achieving these goals and global health security going forward. Expanding access to diagnostics across developing countries, in particular, could help avoid 1.1 million deaths annually from HIV, TB, hepatitis B, syphilis, hypertension, and diabetes. Further, innovations in financing, technology, and workforce development can help close the access gap if prioritized, funded, and scaled.

Dr. Ayoade Alakija, Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator), World Health Organization (WHO) and chair of FIND, will be taking part in the panel discussions.

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