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Global Health: Innovation - Implementation – Impact

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 24/01/2013 12:25

The 4th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), will be taking place March 14 – 16, 2013, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, global health has gained momentum and established its presence as a field. We have seen it evolve and undergo considerable changes that highlight the dynamic interplay among multiple actors, sectors, and ideas. More than ever, there is a need to guide the future of global health through action. The complexity of today’s global health challenges requires harnessing the skills and energies of many disciplines in developing innovative and effective solutions. A multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to solving global health problems goes beyond the obvious and seizes on the expertise offered by each sector and discipline. The need for greater collaboration and cooperation among a variety of actors makes it clear that we must engage not only those who work in health-related fields, but well beyond.

The message is clear: it is time for greater “innovation” and greater focus on “implementation” with an eye towards having a positive and long-lasting “impact” on health outcomes. In response, this year’s conference will bring together over 1,500 members of a variety of sectors and disciplines to examine the cutting-edge issues in several areas:

  • Education and Capacity Building in Global Health;
  • Global Burden of Disease: Achievements, Outcomes, Metrics;
  • Global Health Justice: Human Rights, Law, Policy and Ethics;
  • Innovative Approaches and Technologies for Global Health
  • Innovative Financing for Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Global Environmental Change and Socio-Economic Determinants of Health; and
  • Enabling Systems for Effective Global Health Programs

The conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and plenary panels addressing timely issues and highlighting a diverse group of experts coming from a variety of sectors.  The conference will also hold workshops, as well as oral abstracts and poster presentations from across disciplines featuring a number of global health areas.


14/03/2013 00:00

16/03/2013 00:00

Washington, D.C.



Consortium of Universities for Global Health; Perelman School of Medicine; Penn Nursing Science; Penn; Johns Hopkins; Georgetown University

Doris Steinbach