Health in All Policies

A strategic function of public health & UHC

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

Auditorium Ivan Pictet | Maison de la paix, Geneva

Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a proven approach for developing good leadership and governance which underpins Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and strong public health systems. It forms part of the prioritised shifts envisaged by the WHO 13th General Programme of Work. HiAP is implemented at different levels of government and in diverse contexts in countries around the world, with an emphasis to reduce inequities and to ensure that 'no one is left behind'.
This event explores existing governance mechanisms and partnership models for UHC in selected countries across the world and how they have benefited from a HiAP approach.


• Michaela Told, Deputy Director, Global Health Centre, the Gradute Institute Keynote remarks.
• H. E. Bahar Idris Abu Garda, Federal Minister of Health, Sudan Panel discussion.
• Taru Koivisto, Director, Department for Wellbeing and Health Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland.
• Weerasak Putthasri, Deputy Secretary-General,National Health Commission Office (NHCO), Thailand.
• Horacio Arruda, Chief Public Health Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Government of Quebec, Canada.
• Abdalla Osman, Director, National Institute for Public Health, Sudan.
• Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization The GNHiAP Global Status Report
• Carmel Williams, Manager, Health Determinants and Policy, Prevention and Population Health Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Government of the State of South Australia Concluding Remarks.
• H. E. Bahar Idris Abu Garda, Federal Minister of Health, Sudan
This event is moderated by Michaela Told, followed by a reception and organised in partnership with the Global Network for Health in All Policies

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on 6th and 7th of February 2018