Verden har gjort enorme fremskritt i kampen mot polio, men vi er ikke i mål. Tvert imot ligger vi ikke an til å nå målet om å utrydde sykdommen innen 2023. Derfor inviterer The Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Tankesmien Agenda og Senter for Global Helse ved Universitetet i Oslo til et høynivå-seminar om polio-bekjempelse og trender innen global helse.
* see event description in English below.
Vi spør: Hvordan møter vi politiske, sikkerhetsmessige, tekniske, organisatoriske og økonomiske utfordringer i kampen mot polio? Hvilke muligheter og nye løsninger finnes? Hva bør vi lære av fortiden i arbeidet med å nå målet om universell dekning og FNs bærekraftsmål?
- Aksel Jakobsen – statssekretær, Utenriksdepartmentet (Kristelig folkeparti)
- Jay Wenger – direktør, Polio Eradication, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Sona Bari – leder for samfunnskontakt, Polo Eradication Programme, WHO
- Sigrun Møgedal - spesialrådgiver, Folkehelseinstituttet FHI
- Stephen Matlin – postdoktor, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute
Ordstyrer: Sigrun Aasland, fagsjef i Tankesmien Agenda
Velkommen til frokostmøte på Litteraturhuset, torsdag 12. september, kl. 09.00 – 10.30. Frokost serveres fra kl. 08.30.
The Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Norwegian think tank Agenda, in association with the Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo (CGH/UiO), would like to cordially invite you to a high-level policy dialogue on 12 September 2019 from 09:00 to 10.30 (breakfast is served from 08:30-09:00) at Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo entitled:
Polio Eradication and Current Transitions in Global Health
You will meet:
- Aksel Jakobsen - State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Jay Wenger - Director, Polio Eradication, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Sona Bari - Manager, External Relations, Polo Eradication Programme, WHO
- Sigrun Møgedal - Special Adviser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Stephen Matlin - Senior Fellow, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute
Moderator: Sigrun Aasland, Policy Director, Agenda
The world has made enormous progress when it comes to polio, but the task is not yet completed. The Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 was launched on April 30th 2019 to guide the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and its partners in overcoming the final hurdles to eradication, and to sustain a polio-free future. However, the polio landscape has changed and the disease will not be eradicated by 2023 if current trend lines mirror the development we have seen during the last three decades.
With this breakfast seminar, we aim to raise awareness and enhance the understanding of current issues in the context of polio eradication and transition. The event will raise the latest updates on the polio eradication efforts, the political challenges, and the actions required in the future to ensure a polio-free world. The goal is to discuss the way forward in supporting polio eradication globally, and Norway’s role in this effort.
Questions to be raised at the event: What are the obstacles and opportunities in moving forward in eradicating polio? How do we overcome political, governance and security as well as technical, organizational, and financial challenges; and what not to do in the future as well as what should be done, if past mistakes are to be avoided? What can we learn from the lessons made in order to reach universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals?