UN HLM on UHC Side Event

UHC and Communicable Diseases: Tradition and Innovation

Join us for a lively discussion on how the digitalization and innovations can enhance the acceleration of universal health coverage (UHC).

Representatives from international organizations, government officials, private sectors and civil society all gathering in one place, this event will highlight the concept of people-centeredness as one of the keys to accelerate the global efforts to combat communicable diseases and at the same time promote progress toward UHC, highlighting the potential role of innovations. It will delve into how people-centered approach changes the ways risks of the diseases are mitigated, health services and social protection are delivered. It will also highlight that people-centered approach accompanied by novel digital technologies will be a breakthrough for achieving UHC and building resilient society for various health risks.

Keynote Session (18:45-19:15)

Dr. Yasuyuki SAHARA, Senior Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Dr. Takao TODA, Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Dr. Francis Gervase OMASWA, Executive Director of African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), Uganda

Dr. Yoshitake YOKOKURA, President, Japan Medical Association; Immediate-Past President, World Medical Association 

Mr. Thomas B. CUENI, Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Panel Discussion(19:15-20:30)

(Moderator: Mr. Michikazu KOSHIBA, Head of Center on Global Health Architecture/ General Manager of Social Impact Partnership Business Department, MITSUBISHI UFJ RESEARCH AND CONSULTING CO., LTD.)

Dr. Lucica DITIU, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership

Dr. Ann AERTS, Head, Novartis Foundation

Ms. Skye GILBERT, Executive Director, Digital Square initiative, PATH, TBD, UNDP



Dr. Toda, Mr. Koshiba

Closing Remarks(20:25-20:30)

Prof. Keizo TAKEMI, Member of the House of Councillors; Deputy Chairperson of General Council, LDP; Chairman of Special Committee on Global Health Strategy of LDP; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE); Visiting Professor at Nagasaki University

Networking Reception(20:30-)

Notice: Enjoy the Finest Quality Sushi!

Please register your participation from https://eventregist.com/e/UHC2019

Due: September 17(Tue.), 2019

* If the total number of enrolled applicants exceeds the number of seats available, a lottery may be conducted.