Created in 2006 by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, the Geneva Health Forum is built today in close collaboration with 26 partners.
Social and environmental crises are having an increasing impact on the health of populations. Inequalities in access to care are growing. The current design of health systems, which are becoming increasingly fragile, does not allow us to respond to these challenges. It is necessary to reinvent a new approach to global health, taking into account the current social and environmental crises, involving civil society and relying on the opportunities of digital development.
In these times of great international tension, it is important that Geneva can strengthen its role as a neutral platform for multilateral dialogue.
By creating an inclusive and neutral space for dialogue and collaboration, the Geneva Health Forum aims to bring the voices of scientists and practitioners to Geneva to help address the challenges of global health.
To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum wants to :
Through its network of field actors, academics, politicians and private sector actors, the GHF is interested in weaving links between field actions and policy decisions. Thus, we seek to identify problems encountered in the field in order to find solutions by proposing policy changes when necessary.
The GHF develops regular activities throughout the year in the form of panel discussions, round tables or working groups.
The GHF conference invites the scientific community and field actors to make their voices heard during the World Health Assembly. From 2024 onwards, it will become an annual event and will take place during the week of the World Health Assembly to feed the debate with experiences from the field.