Geneva Health Forum 2020


The 8th edition of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) will take place online from 16-18 November 2020. The thematic of the year “Improving access to health: Learning from the field” will explore innovative methods and tools in order to improve access to health. The programme of the forum will also examine the potential of new communication tools, telemedicine, mass data management, electronic medical patient records, mobile applications, as well as the role of new health actors.

On Tuesday 17 November 2-3pm CET, the Centre’s Director, Professor Karl Blanchet, will join the expert panel “SDGs: a challenge beyond COVID 19″ together with speakers from the Geneva Institute of Global Health, the Institute of Environmental Sciences, the SGD Lab and the Geneva Science-Policy Interface”. To join the event, register here.

As the complexity of global health challenges is growing, answering to those challenges requires a multidisciplinary approach as well as being able to bring innovative solutions. The Geneva Health Forum aims to present innovative, accessible and sustainable practices in order to facilitate access to care and health equity. Bringing together more than 1500 participants from all sectors – field practitioners, academics, professionals from public and private sector, policy-makers, international and non-governmental organizations – the Geneva Health Forum offers a unique opportunity for a dynamic exchange between the key stakeholders of Global Health.

The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to contribute to improving health and care access in the world.

To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum aims to:

  • Give visibility to innovative field experiences, especially by promoting innovative practices that improve access to care in resource-poor settings;
  • Establish a critical and constructive dialogue among Global Health actors from different sectors, and foster collaborations between them;
  • Promoting interaction between actions in the field and health policy development so that best practices guide policies and that policy diffusion at the field level is facilitated.

The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is the forum of innovative practices in Global Health. Created in 2006 by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, and taking place every two years, the Geneva Health Forum is one of the most important international conferences on Global Health. Nowadays, crucial Global Health actors, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), are among the key partners of the Geneva Health Forum.