From MDGs to the post-2015 agenda

Thursday, 02.10.2014 | 14:30 - 17:30

Organised by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Reviewing the progress in health-related MDGs and building the foundations for the new post-2015 health development agenda

‘Better health for Europe’ across the 53 countries in the WHO European Region is our common priority. Collective efforts are needed in order to sustain the health gains that have been made so far, and to ensure the highest attainable standard of health, as one of the fundamental rights of every human being across countries and populations. An overarching goal for the post-2015 agenda should recognise health as a critical contributor to, and outcome of, sustainable development. the unfinished agenda of the MDGs, universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases and sexual and reproductive health and rights should be addressed in the future development framework.

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being, with its framework for action across government and society, will lay the ground for implementing this new vision.

Opening speech

Nedret Emiroglu, Deputy Director, Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security and the Environment, and the Special Representative of the Regional Director on MDGs and Governance, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Keynote speech

Bo Goran Pettersson, Senior Adviser, Public Health Policy, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden

Panel discussion

Kevin McCarthy, DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, European Commission

Frazer Goodwin, Senior Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children, EU Office

Svetlana Cotelea, Deputy Minister of Health, Ministry of Health, Moldova

Karine Gabrielyan, Public Health Chief Specialist, Ministry of Health, Armenia

The panel will address the following themes:

• The progress made, the need for accelerated efforts and lessons learnt from the health-related MDGs

• European challenges in advancing health and well-being and addressing inequalities

• The framework for post-2015 health goals

• The role of universal health coverage as a means to achieve better health outcomes

• National and regional ownership, capacity and accountability for implementing the new development agenda

Moderation

Nedret Emiroglu, Deputy Director, Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security and the Environment, and the Special Representative of the Regional Director on MDGs and Governance, WHO Regional Office for Europe

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