Toward more Resilient, Equitable and Sustainable Universal Health Coverage by 2030

September 21, 2023
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Toward more Resilient, Equitable and Sustainable Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030
-Equitable Access to Medical Countermeasures (MCMs) and Impact Investment Initiative (Triple I) for Global Health-

Due to heightened security measures during the UN General Assembly week, please plan to arrive at Japan Society at 7:30am.

This high-level event with globally renowned speakers, in between UNGA High Level Meetings on Pandemic Prevention Preparedness and Response (PPPR) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), aims to address critical issues in global health, particularly focusing on equitable access to medical countermeasures (MCMs) and “Impact Investment Initiative (Triple I) for Global Health”. The recent challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need for more resilient, equitable, and sustainable UHC through health systems strengthening.

The event intends to showcase the determination of leaders from the international community and foster discussions and collaborations among stakeholders such as the G7, the G20, WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, Gavi, Gates foundation, and other global health partners including private sector in charting a clear path toward achieving more resilient, more equitable and more sustainable UHC. The last part of the event is dedicated to the launching of the “Triple I for Global Health.”

7:30-8am Registration
8-10:15am High Level Forum

8-8:35am Opening Session

Introductory and background remarks (Moderator: Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Japan Society)
Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan

Keynote Address:

H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Thailand (TBC)
Dr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Gates Foundation
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO
Ms. Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF
Mr. SHIBUSAWA Ken, Triple I Co-Chair, CEO of Shibusawa & Company Inc

8:35-9:20am Theme 1: Equitable access to Medical Countermeasures (MCMs)

Introductory Speech: Mr. TAKEMI Keizo, Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan
Moderator: Dr. Patrick L. Osewe, Director, Human and Social Development Sector Office Sectors Group, The Asian Development Bank

Keynote Speeches:

H.E. Mr. Zahid Maleque, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh (TBC)
H.E. Dr. Nísia Trindade, Minister of Health of Brazil
H.E. Mr. Aurélien Rousseau, Minister of Health of France
H.E. Mr. Zurab Azarashvili, Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
H.E. Mr. Orazio Schillaci, Minister of Health of Italy
H.E. Ms. Ingvild Kjerkol, Minister of Health and Care services of Norway
Dr. Paul Friedrichs, Director of the Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy of US
H.E. Ms. Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety of EU
Dr. TANAKA Akihiko, President of JICA
Dr. Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development of World Bank
Dr. Jean Kaseya, Director General of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Designated Speakers:

Dr. Philippe Duneton, Executive Director of Unitaid
Mr. David Marlow, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Gavi

9:20-10:15am Theme 2: Triple I for Global Health Launching

Introduction of Triple I Co-Chairs

Mr. SHIBUSAWA Ken, Triple I Co-Chair, CEO of Shibusawa & Company Inc.

Introductory Speech:

Mr. Cliff Prior, CEO, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment  (Moderator)

Keynote Speeches:

H.E. Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health of Ghana
H.E. Dr. Tobias Lindner, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
H.E. Mr. Will Quince, Department of Health and Social Care of United Kingdom
Ms. Julie Wallace, Head of Impact at LeapFrog Investments
Mr. NAITO Haruo, Director, Representative Corporate Officer and CEO of Eisai (online)
Mr. Michael Anderson, CEO & Board Member of MedAccess (TBC)
Ms. Nafisa Jiwani, Managing Director for Health Initiatives for the United States International Development Finance Corporation
Mr. Himanshu Sikka , Project Director, PAHAL

Comments from Partners:

Mr. Amit Bouri, CEO of Global Impact Investing Network
Mr. Alan Donnelly, Chairman and Convener of G20 Health & Development Partnership (TBC)

Closing Remarks by Co-chairs of Triple I

Mr. Steve Davis, Triple I Co-Chair, Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company
Dr. Ayoade Alakija, Triple I Co-Chair, The board Chair of FIND

10:15-11:15am Triple I Networking

Program Details
This is an invitation-only event with advance registration required. Please note that seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Due to the United Nations General Assembly sessions, the Japan Society building at 333 47th Street can only be accessed from Second Avenue. First Avenue and 47th Street will be blocked off. You will also be required to show ticket registration and ID when entering 47th Street.

Co-organized by Government of Japan (Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Financial Services Agency)

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
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