2nd Geneva Health Forum
Project at a glance
Dates and Place25 - 27 May 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
International Conference Centre
The Forum is jointly organized by the Geneva University Hospitals and the Medical School of the University of Geneva.
It is my aspiration that health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.
L'Association du Forum de la SantÃ© a Ã©tÃ© fondÃ©e dans le but d'amÃ©liorer l'accÃ¨s Ã la santÃ© et aux soins dans le monde. Une de ses principales activitÃ©s est le Forum de GenÃ¨ve : "Towards Global Access to Health", organisÃ© conjointement par les HÃ´pitaux Universitaires de GenÃ¨ve et la FacultÃ© de MÃ©decine de GenÃ¨ve.
The 2006 Edition
962 participants ont pris part Ã ce Forum, reprÃ©sentant 62 pays, 0 communications libres, 110 affiches, 155 orateurs et modÃ©rateurs ont Ã©tÃ© inscrits au programme et 47 organisations ont prÃ©sentÃ© des projets.
Comme un vÃ©ritable "village mondial", le Forum 2006 de la SantÃ© de GenÃ¨ve a accueilli les participants du monde entier. Des bourses de voyage pour participer au Forum ont Ã©tÃ© offertes aux participants venant des pays suivants: Afrique du Sud, Botswana, Cameroun, Colombie, Costa Rica, ErythrÃ©e, Ghana, Inde, Iran, Kenya, Lituanie, Malawi, Mali, NÃ©pal, Niger, Nigeria, Ouganda, PÃ©rou, Pakistan, Rwanda, Soudan, Tanzanie et ThaÃ¯lande.
The 2008 Edition
The second edition of the Geneva Health Forum will maintain its broad range of priority themes in access to health. However, special emphasis will be placed on the strengthening and integration of health systems and the importance of the global health workforce. Indeed, the current crisis of the global health workforce will be central to this edition, as well as the role and social responsibility of universities, hospitals, and training institutions.
The year 2008, the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, offers a special occasion to revisit the primary health care model within the current health services context.
Role of ICVolunteers
In 2006, ICVolunteers played a major role in the Geneva Health Forum, with over 60 volunteers involved in many different aspects of the conference, including reporting, room supervision, welcoming services and language assistance. In 2008, we will again be involved in these same activities. To read the reports of the past conference, see http://www.genevahealthforum.org.
Welcoming services, reporting, filming.
Posted: 2008-1-10 Updated: 2008-9-27