IAPO's participation at the Geneva Health Forum

Monday, 17 February 2020

The Geneva Health Forum, created in 2006 by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, takes place every two years bringing together International participants from all sectors as a way of promoting innovative practices that improve care access especially in resource-poor settings.

As the complexity of global health challenges keeps growing, answering those challenges requires a multidisciplinary approach as well as being able to bring innovative solutions. The Geneva Health Forum aims to present innovative, accessible and sustainable practices in order to facilitate access to care and health equity. Bringing together more than 1500 participants from all sectors - field practitioners, academics, professionals from public and private sector, policy-makers, international and non-governmental organizations - the Geneva Health Forum offers a unique opportunity for dynamic exchange between key stakeholders of Global Health.

The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to contribute to improving health and care access in the world. The forum does this through: 

giving visibility to innovative field experiences;
establishing 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;
promoting 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.

IAPO 's Participation at the Geneva Health Forum

In pursuit of our mission of advocating internationally with a strong patients' voice with the aim of influencing international, regional and national health agendas and policies as well as building cross-sector alliances and working collaboratively with link-minded medical and health professionals, IAPO will be a special guest at the 2020 edition. 
We will be participating in various sessions of the programme promoting the involvement and engagement of expert patients as co-creators and disseminators of innovative health practices. We invite you to join us.
The GHF was launched in 2006 in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of its parent organization- the Hospitals of the University of Geneva (HUG), marking a long-term commitment to the provision of health care, research, and training both locally and internationally. 

6 reasons to attend?

1. Discover innovative practices in Global Health
2. Keep up to date the most important Global Health challenges
3. Promote yours values, activities, solutions and products
4. Advocate yours ideas with key players in Global Health by direct contacts
5. Expand your network with a significant number of researchers and institutions worldwide
6. Initiate collaborations