FP Health Forum @ UNGA78
As the world emerges from COVID-19 and works to strengthen pandemic preparedness, new threats, environmental factors, and inequity are posing significant challenges to worldwide health initiatives. On September 20th, Foreign Policy will host a series of conversations on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to take a critical look at these issues and explore potential solutions. Leaders across government, industry, and civil society will debate strategies to expand access to healthcare and improve healthcare system resilience around the globe.
The Forum comes a critical juncture — the United Nations’ High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage will take place the next day, designed to assess member states’ progress towards achieving universal health coverage by 2030. As nations work to reach this ambitious target, existing gaps will be assessed, and countries will be tasked with renewed commitments. FP’s Health Forum at UNGA 78 provides a venue for global leaders and decision makers to discuss where we are falling short, where we are making strides, and how we can translate lessons learned into action and reform.
Key questions include: How can the global health community unlock and mobilize resources to ensure that innovation in healthcare is not just a privilege for the few, but a right for and accessible to all? How can meaningful partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society ensure the viability and sustainability of these solutions? These queries, while complex, are crucial to securing the future of global health. We invite you to join us as we highlight real-world case studies and discuss actionable solutions toward the goal of a more equitable and accessible healthcare system.