Program

Preliminary PROGRAM

A challenge for Switzerland: Achieving health for all in a changing world

Health in Switzerland’s foreign policy and international cooperation

The program can be downloaded here

8:45- 9:30

 Registration and Coffee

Part 1: Health in the message on Switzerland's International Cooperation in 2017 - 2020

9:30

Welcome Speech
Thomas Vogel, President of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland

 

Switzerland: How to meet responsibilities in a changing environment
by Ambassador Thomas Greminger (SDC)

 

Development Policy, Health and the Money. A civil society health perspective on the “Message on Switzerland's International Cooperation in 2017 – 2020”
(Input in German with simultaneous translations) by Martin Leschhorn Strebel (MMS)


Coffee Break

Part 2: SDGs and health

11:15

The Social Determinants of Health and the search for health equity in the times of the SDGs
by Eugenio Raul Villar Montesinos (WHO)

 

UNO Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: A milestone for radical transformation – or just all smoke and mirrors?
(Input in German with simultaneous translations) by Thomas Schwarz (MMI)

 

Panel Discussion “Are we on the right track to health for all in a changing world?”

12.30
Lunch

Part 3: Achieving health for all - roles and involvement of civil society in the global South and North

14:00

Engaging with civil society through parallel-tracking

By Glenn Laverack (WHO)

 

Bridging between local engagement and global processes
by Nonjabulo Mahlangu (Community Working Group on Health, Zimbabwe)

 

Group A:

What are the next steps for MMS advocacy work based on the message in Switzerland?

Group B:

How have the MDGs influenced the programs/ projects of Swiss NGOs and our partner organisations and how to deal with the SDGs?

Group C:

Change from the bottom – what is the role of international community to promote and support community participation in health issues through community mobilization and advocacy?

 16:00

 16:30

Presentation of the main findings

Closure

Contact:

Carine Weiss

Telefon: 061 383 18 12