WHA 77 Side Events Calendar
Date Time Event Title Event Host(s) Location RSVP 
Wednesday 22nd May 9:00 on 22nd May – 12:00 on 23rd May World Heart Federation Multiple Morbidity and Integrated Care Forum World Heart Federation Forum Geneve 
Rue de Lausanne 11–19 
Geneve 1201 
Link to register 
Friday 24th May 24th – 26th May All day World Heart Summit 2024 World Heart Federation Campus Biotech 
Chemin des Mines 9 
Geneva 1202 
Link to register 
Sunday 26th May 9:00 – 10:30 Walk the Talk Geneva 2024 World Health Organization Place des Nations, Geneva Link to register 
13:00 – 16:00 What will it take to scale #NewbornScreening so that #EVERYnewborn has an equal chance to life and health?’ @MATES4Kids (Maximising Access To Essential Supplies for Children), CLAN, International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS), and Yayasan Kesehatan Anak Global (YKAG) Crowne Plaza Geneva, Av. Louis-Casaï 75-77, 1216 Genève  and  Virtually on Zoom Link to register 
15:30-16:30 Time to Lead. Charting the Course to 2025: Priorities for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs NCD Alliance Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, 1202 Geneve Link to register 
17:00 – 18:30 What’s Killing Our Youth? The Impact of Road Traffic Crashes and Drowning Michael R. Bloomberg 
(WHO Global Ambassador for 
Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries) 
Fairmount Grand Hotel Geneva 
Quai Du Mont-Blanc 19 
1201 Genève, Switzerland 
Link to register 
17:00 – 19:00 Approches innovantes au service de la santé mondiale L’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie et le Leem Hôtel Intercontinental, Genève callheily@leem.org 
Monday 27th May 8:00 – 10:00 Driving local impact towards global health equity Amref Health Africa and City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
8:00 – 12:00 Innovate, Invest, Empower & Protect: Shaping the Future of Health Workforce Frontline Health Workers Coalition, CARE USA, Johnson & Johnson, Living Goods, Pathfinder International, Project HOPE, SEED Global Health, and Smile Train Warwick Geneva 14 Rue de Lausanne 1201 Genève Switzerland Link to register 
8:30 – 10:00 Congenital Anomalies and Universal Health: Leaving No One Behind Children’s HeartLink Globethics c/o World Council of Churches (WCC) 150 Route de Ferney 1202 Genève Switzerland Link to register 
27th – 29th May 8:30 – 17:00 UHC2030 CSEM Networking Space at WHA77 UHC2030 and the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI), Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Genève Switzerland Link to event website 
Panel 12:00 – 13:00, Networking Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 Panel Discussion on The Power of Health Ecosystems: Providing Healthcare to the Last Mile Siemens Healthineers Ballroom C, InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, Genève Link to register 
12:00 – 14:00 Tackling the growing burden of NCDs in Africa Uganda Ministry of Health and AstraZeneca Ballroom B, InterContinental, 7 Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
Main event 14:00 – 16:00, Reception 16:00 – 18:00 The Role of Existing and New Vaccines in Curbing the Emergence and Spread of Drug Resistance in LMICs Bhutan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, and Sweden with International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Salon Mont-Rose + Salon Dent- Blanche, Warwick Hotel, Geneva Link to register 
17:00 – 20:00 A decade of action since the World Health 
Assembly resolution on psoriasis – what’s next? 
International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (RDI member) Geneva Press Club, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy Link to register 
Panel 17:30 – 18:00, Light cocktail 18:00 – 20:00 Accelerating primary health care implementation through cross-country learning, knowledge management, and partnership Republic of Kazakhstan with European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Jardin de Penthes, Chemin de l’Impératrice 18, Geneva, Switzerland  and  Virtually on Zoom Link to register 
18:00 – 20:00 Leveraging patient organizations as key partners in the delivery of universal health coverage International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) and The Synergist Novotel Genève Centre, Rue de Zurich 19, 1201, Geneva Link to register 
18:00 onwards Unleashing Powerful Partnerships for Women’s Health Equity Global Surgery Foundation Ballroom A, InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
27th – 29th May All day 2024 GHF Conference – Health, a Common Good! Geneva Health Forum Campus Biotech, Chem. des Mines 9, 1202 Genève Link to register 
Tuesday 28th May 8:00 – 9:30 Salt reduction: The key ingredient for more effective food policies Resolve to Save Lives and NCD Alliance Ballroom C, InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
8:30 – 10:30 Rethinking Mental Health Care: Harnessing New Approaches Economist Impact, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim  Link to register 
9:00 – 11:00 Tiny Fighters, Big Battles: Newborns & Growing Antibiotic Resistance Jhpiego Ballroom A, InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
9:30 – 17:30 “Breaking Barriers, Bridging Worlds” Global Forum STUF United Fund, The World Medical Association (WMA), The Taiwan Medical Association (TMA), and The Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan (FMPAT) Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Genève Link to register 
15:30 – 17:00 Mental Health Matters: What are the policy priorities for the WHO? International Longevity Centre UK Geneva Press Club, Geneva, Switzerland Link to register 
18:00 – 20:00 Uniting Voices for Action on Women’s Cancers in the EMR Eastern Mediterranean Region NCD Alliance Novotel Genève Centre, Rue de Zurich 19, 1201 Genève Link to register 
18:00 – 20:00 Moving from principles to action on social participation for UHC, health and well-being Slovenia, The USA, France, Thailand, Slovenia, Norway, Brazil, Tunisia, UHC2030, CSEM, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, UHC Partnership Cuisine Lab, Rue Michelle Nicod 2, 1202 Genève Link to register 
18:00 – 20:00 Diabetes and well-being: more than access to care International Diabetes Federation InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
18:00 – 21:00 A pathway to 2030: Strengthening collaborations for global health progress International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) InterContinental Hotel 7-9, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 1209 Geneva Link to register 
18:30 – 20:00 Stronger Health Data Governance through Country Leadership and Consensus Transform Health, OECD, WHO, Health Data Collaborative, Africa CDC, Fondation BOTNAR, AeHIN, RECAINSA, and HELINA InterContinental Geneve, an IHG Hotel 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 1211 Genève Switzerland Link to register 
19:00 – 21:00 NCDs and Workforce Dynamics: Empowering Tomorrow’s Health Workforce World Health Professions Alliance Restaurant Café Les Z’Arts, Rue Michelle Nicod 2, Grand Saconnex, 1202 Geneva Link to register 
28th – 29th May All day CheckUp WHA77: Accelerating innovation in global health Devex Geneva and online Link to register 
Wednesday 29th May 8:00 – 10:00 Harnessing the power of research, innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration to improve cancer outcomes City Cancer Challenge InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
9:00 – 10:00 CSO-Led Accountability Mechanisms for Sustainable Health Financing Global Health Advocacy Incubator InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
12:00 – 15:00 Skin Diseases as a Global Public Health Priority – No UHC Without Skin Health The International League of Dermatological Societies and The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations John Knox International Center, Chemin des Crêts-de-Pregny, Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland. Link to register 
13:00 – 14:15 Ending Violence Against Children: Maximizing the First- Ever Global Ministerial Conference Colombia and Sweden UNICEF Geneva Office, Room Himalaya, 10th floor Helen Morton mortonh@who.int  
14:00 onwards Voluntary Licensing: Right for Health, Smart for Business WIPO and the Medicines Patent Pool Webinar on Zoom Link to register 
14:00 – 15:30 Collective Voices, Lasting Impact: Stakeholder Collaboration for Strong Cancer Policies MSD Novotel Genève Centre, Rue de Zurich 19, 1201 Genève Link to register 
17:30 – 19:00 From Plan to Impact VII Alzheimer’s Disease International Beau-Rivage Genève, Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, 1201 Genève Link to register 
18:00 – 20:00 Invest in What Matters: Making the Case for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health and Well-Being India, UNICEF, UNFPA, and PMNCH Fairmont Grand Hotel, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Genève Link to register 
18:00 – 21:00 Why invest in rare diseases? Ensuring UHC for PLWRD Rare Diseases International, France, Malaysia Le Vieux Bois Restaurant, Av. de la Paix 12, 1202 Geneva Link to register 
18:30 onwards Resilience and Recovery: Integrating Earthquake Response and COVID-19 Pandemic Management in Zagreb and Petrinja, 2020 Croatia Graduate Institute Geneva, Chem. Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland Dr Nikica Daraboš darabos.dr@googl email.com   
Thursday 30th May 7:30 – 9:30 WHO Global NCD Platform Multistakeholder Breakfast World Health Organization InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
8:00 – 12:00 A Healthier, More Equitable Future for All FP Global Health Forum InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
10:00 – 12:00 Care Integration: Solutions to Tackle Diabetes and Smooth the Path to Ending Tuberculosis FIND and the World Diabetes Foundation International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Av. de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland Link to register 
12:00 – 14:00 The Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Forum: Sharing the Lived Experience of People with CKD Global Patients Alliance for Kidney Health Room Bruxelles, InterContinental, 7, Chem. du Petit-Saconnex 9, 1209 Genève Link to register 
Refreshments and networking 13:30 – 14:00, Event 14:00 – 16:00  Commitment to Action: Centering Health in Climate Action Plans Rwanda Warwick Hotel, Geneva Link to RSVP 
14:00 – 16:00 Building Momentum Against the Escalating Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance Republic of Korea and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ballroom C, InterContinental, 7 Chem. du Petit Saconnex 9, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland Seungyun Kim jils04@korea.kr 
18:00 onwards Global Health Council Happy Hour Global Health Council Zanzibar, Rue de Zurich 12, 1201 Genève Link to register 
Friday 31st May 10:00-13:30 Access to novel therapies globally: opportunities and challenges Thalassaemia International Federation and World Federation of Hemophilia International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland Link to register 
13:00-14:45 Advancing treatment and care for people with bleeding disorders globally  World Federation of Hemophilia Henry Dunant Room, International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland  
15:00-17:00 Laureate Lecture for the Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health Republic of Korea, with Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) Room Paris, InterContinental Geneva, 7-9 Chemin du Petit Saconnex, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland Mira Hong hmr@kofih.org