Geneva Health Forum

Sunday, 15 November 2020 to Friday, 20 November 2020


The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva, organizers of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF), regret to announce that the Steering Committee together with the Programme Committee of the GHF have decided to postpone the eighth edition of the Forum which was due to take place 24th -26th March 2020.

Given the current outbreak of coronavirus, together with the decision taken by the Federal Council of Switzerland to prohibit any event gathering more than 1000 people until 15th March at least based on the Swiss Epidemics Act, it appeared that maintaining the Geneva Health Forum at the foreseen dates was too risky in many regards.

The 2020 edition of the Geneva Health Forum will now take place during the week of 15th to 20th November 2020. The exact dates within this window will be communicated to you as soon as they are confirmed. Registrations that were made for the March edition are still valid but the company taking care of the logistics will contact you in order to confirm your registration to the postponed edition, once the dates are confirmed.


The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to promote innovative practices that improve care access, especially in resource-poor settings.
To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum aims to:

  • give visibility to innovative field experiences;
  • establish a critical and constructive dialogue and promote collaborations between global health actors from different sectors including practitioners, academics, policy makers, civil society and the private sector;
  • promote interaction between actions in the field and health policy development (linking policy and practice). This applies both to guiding policies through best practices and to facilitating policy diffusion at the field level.

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