Organization: Organised by the Chatham House and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations and the Global Health Centre

Location: Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

Description: Sub-Saharan African countries have sustained unprecedented transformation and change in the last decade, including constant economic growth, a growing middle class, increased political stability, and a skilled workforce. Recognition must be given to these advances, even though challenges remain: Africa’s population is expected to constitute 25% of the global population in 2050  (16% in 2017) with a sharp increase in the youth population under 25. This will also put health systems increasingly under pressure.

This event brings together emerging leaders from Ghana and Nigeria to discuss the achievements and challenges across the continent by raising some of the following questions: What are the most promising approaches for efficient healthcare systems in Africa? What are the challenges to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? How can health policy-making skills be strengthened in the region to meet the needs of the future? What are politically and economically feasible solutions to improve health security and sustain healthier societies? How can investment in education for health be fostered and African leaders supported so that they can effectively shape and tailor public health policies?

These questions and more are precisely what the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and the IFPMA had in mind to invite you to discuss.

More info & registration: http://graduateinstitute.ch/lang/en/pid/8646-1/_/events/globalhealth/the-future-of-health-in-africa