Plenty of room at the table: Making space for diverse country experience in the global health dialogue
18 December 2021 – In early November, GLIDE hosted a roundtable event together with the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the UN in Geneva and the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the UN in New York. The subject of the debate was how best to turn the rhetoric around needing more country-led development, which we’ve seen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, into concrete policies.
This was the first in a series of GLIDE Labs events, in which we’ll be convening diverse voices to take a fresh look at pressing global health challenges. We are pleased to share here an edited recording of the conversation, which was hosted by GLIDE’s CEO Simon Bland.
Event recording now available!
The event featured a discussion between the following global health experts who all advocate for broader country representation within their own institutions as well in the global health architecture.
- H.E. Mohamed Abushahab, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE Permanent Mission to the UN, New York
- H.E. Lubna Qassim, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE Permanent Mission to the Un, Geneva
- Dr Ngozi Erondu, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House Centre for Global Health Security
- Dr Kumanan Rasanthan, Unit Head, Equity and Health, Department of Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
- Ms Yacine Djibo, Founder and Executive Director, Speak Up Africa
- Dr Corine Karema, Senior Malaria Expert – Quality and Equity Healthcare
- Mr Faisal Gilani, Senior Donor Manager – Resource Mobilisation, Private Sector Partnerships & Innovative Finance, Gavi
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