FGFJ Event on "Inclusive Health Systems" on the Sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly

September 19, 2023
New York City & Online

Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)Friends of the Global Fight (US)Friends of the Global Fund, Europe, and Fund for the Global Fund held an event on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly’s High-Level Meetings on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and Tuberculosis (TB). The high-level discussion addressed the importance of people-centered and inclusive health systems, especially at the primary level, to accelerate progress in each of these three areas towards SDG2030, including how the fight against AIDS, TB, and Malaria can contribute toward this goal.


Welcome & Introduction

Ms. Kazuyo Kato, Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) [representing Friends of the Global Fund, Japan]

Keynote Speech

His Excellency Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Health of Indonesia

High-Level Panel Discussion

Dr. Magda Robalo, Former Minister of Health of Guinea-Bissau [Moderator]

Dr. Eliud Wandwalo, Head of Tuberculosis, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Amb. Takeshi Akahori, Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Hon. Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, United States Department of Health and Human Services 

Amb. Anne-Claire Amprou, French Ambassador for Global Health

Closing Remarks

Ms. Erica Gerretsen, Director, Human Development, Migration, Governance & Peace, European Commission [on behalf of Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships]

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