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ABOUT Unite Global Summit

The UNITE Global Summit is UNITE’s flagship annual event to promote political impact & momentum towards ending infectious diseases as a global health threat. This year’s event, the UNITE Global Summit 2021, aims to secure political leadership as a key determinant to a fairer and equitable global health ecosystem that promotes health & well-being for all.

Why will the Summit be important?

By empowering political leaders, the Summit will draw key discussions and action on how, following COVID-the international architecture responds to current and future pandemics that affectand might affect the most vulnerable of our societies.

To implement more inclusive actions and solutions, the UNITE Global Summit serves as a platform for all relevant stakeholders to connect with elected members of parliament, congresses and senates who have the powers of:

  • Changing laws
  • Changing budgets
  • Influencing policies
  • And holding national governments & international organisations accountable

What will be the three central topics of the UNITE Global Summit 2021?  

This year the Summit will focus on three central topics:

  • Building Back Better our Communities
  • Science & Innovation: Hope for an Equitable Future
  • Rethinking Global Health & Multilateralism

To highlight different windows of opportunity in global health policy, the Summit will bring a whole-of-government approach by parliamentarians and elected officials with leaders from multilateral organizations, public-private partnerships, government development agencies, foundations, international NGOs, civil society, think tanks, academia and the private sector.

PROGRAMME

All times in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
08:00
09:00

Opening Session

09:00
09:15

Break to transition to next panel

09:15
10:45

Panel Session - Investing for success: scientific progress and the importance of failing forward

Session hosted by the International Aids Society (IAS)
10:45
11:00

Break to transition to next panel

11:15
12:45

Centering Health and Rights in the COVID-19 response: Lessons from Asia

Session hosted by Harm Reduction International
12:45
14:00

Break

14:00
15:30

Tackling a Silent Epidemic: How can political leadership accelerate Hepatitis C control and treatment?

Session hosted by the Hepatitis Partnership for Control and Treatment (Hepatitis C PACT) - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi); FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics; Treatment Action Group (TAG)
15:30
15:45

Break to transition to next panel

15:45
17:15

Equitable Access to innovative tools for a safer world

Session hosted by UNITAID
09:00
10:30

G7 Leadership in Accelerating the Response to Antimicrobial Resistance in the Pandemic Era

Session hosted by the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP)
10:30
10:45

Break to transition to next panel.

10:45
12:15

Panel Session– Neglected Tropical Diseases

Session hosted by Uniting to Combat NTDs & Welcome Trust
12:15
14:00

Break

14:00
15:30

Panel Session - The Global Drug Policy Index and Financing for Harm Reduction

Session hosted by Harm Reduction International
15:30
15:45

Break to transition to next panel.

15:45
17:15

Effective legislation for sustainable digital transformation: the key role of legislators in the digital transformation of health to achieve SDG 3.8

Session hosted by Transform Health
09:00
10:30

Panel session

Session hosted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
10:30
10:45

Break to transition to next panel.

10:45
12:15

Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in Health Systems for All

Session hosted by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria & UHC2030
12:15
14:00

Break

14:00
15:30

Panel session

Session hosted by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) & Global Public Health Convention (GPHC)
15:30
15:45

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15:45
17:15

Closing Session:
A Call to Action: Parliamentary Networks and Political Leadership

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ABOUT UNITE

UNITE is an independent, non-profit, global network of +190 members of parliament from more than 80 countries. UNITE is committed to ensuring that no life is limited by infectious disease through unified political advocacy. Our global, non-partisan network of parliamentarians is divided into 10 Regional Chapters, each chaired by a parliamentarian leading activity in that geography. The UNITE global board provides governance for the organization and consists of UNITE’s founder & president Dr Ricardo Baptista Leite MP, the UNITE secretariat, and chapter chairs for Western & Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Asia & Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, Latin American & the Caribbean, Western & Central Africa, Eastern & Southern Africa.

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