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GHF Expert Meeting

Geneva Health Forum Expert Meeting

What are the current challenges and solutions
to access to insulin and diabetes care ?

Globally it is estimated that one person in three has no guaranteed access to essential medicines. In the poorest parts of Africa and Asia, this proportion increases to one-half. Considerable attention has been paid to the issue of access to medicines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, however little attention has been paid to questions of access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases and diabetes. It therefore appears important to develop action research programs to define new strategies to improve diabetes management in resource-con-strained settings, and it is felt that an expert meeting will be a good tool to build a roadmap for action.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9 h to 18 h 30
Campus Biotech, Geneva

Key note presentation – Open to public

13 h - 14 h

Opening remarks
Dr Soumya Swaminathan - Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)

Precision diabetes
Pr Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis - Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine; SIB; Health 2030 Genome Center; iGE3

  • Access to the meeting requires registration.
  • Access to the key note presentation is free.