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The Future of Global Health

28 September 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Stephanie Ferguson, Member, National Academy of Medicine; Consulting Associate Professor, Lynchburg College and Stanford University; Committee on Global Health and the Future of the United States
Gisela Abbam, Global Executive Director, General Electric Healthcare; Committee on Global Health and the Future of the United States
Robert Yates, Project Director, UHC Policy Forum, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Alan Tennenberg, Chief Medical Officer of Johnson and Johnson



In the last 10 years, outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola and Zika have threatened populations around the world. In each case, global and national responses, including those of the United States, have been critiqued for being slow, uncoordinated and expensive. But what responsibilities, if any, do developed nations have to strengthen their preparedness and response capacity for health crises in low and middle income countries?

Drawing from the findings of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Global Health and the Future Role of the United States, this event will analyse future global health priorities and ask how wealthy countries, such as the US and UK, might finance and implement them.