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The 10th AFRAVIH conference, scheduled for 8-11 November, will finally be 100% virtual.

Discover the full programme by clicking on this link.

An AFRAVIH symposium on “Covid-19 and Global Health” will take place on Monday 9 November, from 12:15 to 2:15 pm (French time) with Gilles Brucker, Jean-François Delfraissy, Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Fatou Bintou SARR, Daniel Low-Beer, Dr. Louis Pizarro and Stéphanie Tchiombiano.

Registration for the entire conference is free of charge for all participants outside Europe and America. It is 100 euros for all European and American participants.

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What’s new in Global Health ? October 2020

Dear all,

Like every month, discover our press review on global health, available as usual by clicking on this link: https://www.scoop.it/topic/sante-mondiale.

If the Covid-19 pandemic remains the central theme of this press review, we have chosen to approach it from the specific angle of health democracy, a theme on which our think tank has been working for several months: how to make the importance of debate and consultation heard in a crisis context such as the one we are currently experiencing? What role should civil society, patients’ associations, users of the health system or simply citizens play?

First of all, we are pleased to share with you our note “The inclusion and participation of the whole society in the response to Covid 19“, which you can download directly here (in french), as well as a series of articles on this theme, written by different members of our think tank, such as Olivier Nay, Jean-François Delfraissy, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Louis Pizarro or Annabel Desgrées du Lou.

You will then find some of the founding documents of health democracy, from the Denver Charter of 1983 and the GIPA principle of involvement of people living with HIV, to the French law of 4 March 2002. We have also selected for you a founding article by Jonathan Mann, as well as a few guides and reference documents on the implementation of the main participatory principles: an e-book on health democracy coordinated by Didier Tabuteau in partnership with the SciencesPo Health Chair, the guide for user representatives from France Assos Santé and a technical sheet from the Haute Autorité de Santé on feedback from users on their experiences with Covid.

In addition to several calls to decision-makers and the opinions of the CCNE, the Scientific Council and the National Health Convention on this topic, several articles in The Lancet, BMJ, The Conversation and Le Monde take stock of the importance of involving civil society, users and citizens in the response to the crisis. You will also be able to listen to the senate hearing of the representatives of patients’ associations in relation to the Covid crisis.

We hope that this selection, which, as every month, brings together press articles and scientific articles, will give you a clearer vision of global health issues…

We also share with you the link to the streaming of the conference we organized on 29 September with AFD: “Rethinking the Global Fund’s Involvement in Health Systems Strengthening“, here (in french), as well as the summary of the results of Anne Bekelynck’s study in this framework, available here (in french).

Webinar “Rethinking the Global Fund’s Involvement in Health Systems Strenghtening”

On Tuesday, September 29th, we held our conference on the Global Fund and Health Systems Strengthening, co-organized with the AFD (Agence Française de Développement).

If you were unable to attend, here are the powerpoint and a report of the conference, the presentation of the results of the study, and the conference replay.

Program :

Introduction
By Jean-François Delfraissy (President of Santé mondiale 2030) and Virginie Leroy (Director of the Demographic and Social Transition Department at the AFD).

Presentation of the results of the studyGlobal Fund and Health Systems Strengthening“.
By Anne Bekelynck (Sociologist)

Presentation of the recommendations of the think tank Santé mondiale 2030
By Marie-Paule Kieny (Member and Treasurer of Santé mondiale 2030)

Round Table 1:What are the operational paths to strengthen the effectiveness of Global Fund financing for health systems strengthening at the country level?
Moderated by Christophe Paquet (Head of the Health and Social Protection Division at AFD).

  • Caty Fall (Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Ida Hakizinka (Executive Director, AIDSPAN)
  • Eric Fleutelot (Technical Director of the “Major pandemics” unit of Expertise France’s Health Department)
  • Simon Kabore (Executive Director of the NGO Access to Essential Medicines Network (RAME))

Round table 2: What visions for the Global Fund of tomorrow? What place for health systems strengthening in the Global Fund’s new strategy?
Moderated by Paul Benkimoun (member of Santé mondiale 2030)

  • Mark Edington (Director of the Grants Department, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Agnès Soucat (Director of the Governance and Financing of Health Systems Department at the World Health Organization)
  • Frédéric Depétris (Deputy Director of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France)

Conclusion
By Stéphanie Seydoux (Ambassador for Global Health)

Save the date !

September 29th, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Workshop co-organized by the AFD (Agence française de développement) and Santé mondiale 2030
Open to all

Created to fight tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria, the Global Fund has gradually integrated “health systems strengthening” into one of its four strategic objectives, and now estimates that it devotes more than a quarter of its investments to building “resilient and sustainable health systems”.

What are the challenges it faces in this transformation, particularly in West and Central Africa where health systems are particularly fragile? How is the Global Fund’s approach perceived, understood and integrated by other actors? How can it strength its effectiveness and its collaboration with the different partners?

This workshop will be an opportunity to present the results of a study conducted on the subject by sociologist Anne Bekelynck within the framework of an AFD / Santé mondiale 2030 partnership, but also to discuss the recommendations proposed by Santé mondiale 2030, and to participate in the global reflection on the development of next strategy of the Global Fund.

Program :

Introduction
By Jean-François Delfraissy (President of Santé mondiale 2030) and Virginie Leroy (Director of the Demographic and Social Transition Department at the AFD).

Presentation of the results of the studyGlobal Fund and Health Systems Strengthening“.
By Anne Bekelynck (Sociologist)

Presentation of the recommendations of the think tank Santé mondiale 2030
By Marie-Paule Kieny (Member and Treasurer of Santé mondiale 2030)

Round Table 1: What are the operational paths to strengthen the effectiveness of Global Fund financing for health systems strengthening at the country level?
Moderated by Christophe Paquet (Head of the Health and Social Protection Division at AFD).

  • Caty Fall (Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Ida Hakizinka (Executive Director, AIDSPAN)
  • Eric Fleutelot (Technical Director of the “Major pandemics” unit of Expertise France’s Health Department)
  • Simon Kabore (Executive Director of the NGO Access to Essential Medicines Network (RAME))

Round table 2: What visions for the Global Fund of tomorrow? What place for health systems strengthening in the Global Fund’s new strategy?
Moderated by Paul Benkimoun (member of Santé mondiale 2030)

  • Mark Edington (Director of the Grants Department, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Agnès Soucat (Director of the Governance and Financing of Health Systems Department at the World Health Organization)
  • Frédéric Depétris (Deputy Director of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France)

Conclusion
By Stéphanie Seydoux (Ambassador for Global Health)

What’s new in Global Health ? August 2020

Dear all,

Like every month, discover our press review on global health by following this link: https://www.scoop.it/t/sante-mondiale.

If the Covid-19 pandemic obviously remains the central theme of this press review, we have chosen to approach it from two complementary angles.
Firstly, we propose a series of articles on governance issues, as this is one of our major themes of reflection for the year 2020. For example, about the future of multilateralism (interview with Rony Brauman), the WHO (Auriane Guilbauld), the role of scientific councils (Laetitia Atlani-Duault), the interest of health promotion approaches (Linda Cambon, François Alla, Valéry Ridde), the Brazilian particularities of the response to the crisis or the importance and specificities of European negotiations in the Covid-19 times.

Still on governance, and in the framework of a Global Health 2030 / Terra Nova partnership, we are pleased to share with you a note by Olivier Nay: “Should we save Private WHO ?” (in french). This very comprehensive analysis proposes six areas of work to reinvent WHO: a strengthened authority in emergency contexts, more financial autonomy, an internal reorganization aimed at restoring its Director General’s authority and efficiency, greater inclusion of scientific communities, more active participation of non-state organizations in the governance of the organisation and, finally, integration of global health into the challenges of biodiversity and climate.

We then put forward a selection of articles related to the social aspects of the Covid epidemic. Two articles are dedicated to the issue of social inequalities, which are not only revealed, but even aggravated by the epidemic (a podcast from France Culture on the social determinants of health and the challenges of social epidemiology, and an article by Ryoa Chung on social injustices). Two articles then question the access of the poorest to a future vaccine (an article by Kai Kupferschmidt for the journal “Science”, and an article by Jean-Francois Alesandrini, Benjamin Coriat and Stéphanie Leyronas pointing out the risks linked to the commodification of health in the world). This selection also addresses the specific impact of Covid on women (with the launch of a website “Gender and Covid”), on child malnutrition, on community resilience, on cross-border populations or on prisoners.

We hope that this selection of articles will allow you to have a clearer vision of global health issues…

We would also like to take this opportunity to tell you that, if the health situation allows it, and in partnership with the AFD (Agence Française de Développement), we will be organising a workshop on health systems strengthening (HSS) in West and Central Africa, on Tuesday 29 September next (afternoon), at the Salle Mistral in Paris. There will be a more specific discussion on the Global Fund’s approach to HSS, we will come back to you with a more detailed program in due course.

What’s new in Global Health ? June 2020

Like every month, discover our press review on global health by following this link: https://www.scoop.it/t/sante-mondiale.

The last few weeks have been particularly busy for our think tank (as you can imagine) and the selection we are putting forward today is essentially an “in-house” press review, taking up what we have produced as a think tank over the last few weeks, or what our various members have been able to write, in connection with our collective reflections on the Covid-19 crisis.

The question of global health governance is obviously a central subject of this press review. We recently published an article in Le Monde (“The WHO we want for tomorrow”), followed by a commentary in The Lancet, (“The WHO we want”). In this selection, you will also find interviews of Michel Kazatchkine (on France Culture), of François Dabis (on France Inter), as well as an op-ed by Stéphanie Tchiombiano and Auriane Guilbaud in Libération. Still on the same theme, we invite you to watch (or rewatch 😉 ) our hearing with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly (in french, here) and we invite you to watch a webinar entitled “Should we rethink global health after the Covid-19 pandemic?” (in french) with François Dabis and Marie-Paule Kieny, within the framework of the ISPED seminars (here).

The question of health democracy has also been at the heart of our reflections in recent weeks, and we share with you a note written on the initiative of Jean-François Delfraissy entitled “The inclusion and participation of the whole of société́ in the response to Covid-19” (here). You will also find on this theme a joint tribune by Olivier Nay and Louis Pizarro on the place of civil society in the management of the Covid crisis, and a joint article by Olivier Nay and Annabel Desgrées du Loû on the importance of communication in times of crisis. Finally, we share with you an interview with Olivier Nay for One’s “Pass the MIC” programme, some of his articles on the risks linked to Covid for our individual liberties (in the Lancet and the AOC magazine), as well as an interview with Jean-François Delfraissy for the Journal du Sida (and a nice portrait of him in Libération).

We hope that this selection which gathers press and scientific articles, will give you a clearer vision of global health issues.

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