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Global Digital Health Forum & Global Health Supply Chain Summit

Here’s your guide to next month’s two milestone events

In December two of the global health sector’s biggest events will take place: the Global Digital Health Forum & Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit.

Global Digital Health Forum

From 6 to 8 December 2021 the Global Digital Health Network will convene the Global Digital Health Forum. The forum brings together technology vendors, donors, researchers, government representatives and implementing organisations working in low- and middle-income countries to advance public health outcomes, share best practices and discuss emerging innovations.

This year’s forum will explore digital transformation. For the second time, the forum, which is the leading global industry networking event, will be held virtually and will have capacity for 3 000 attendees. In 2020 the first forum attracted over 2 000 attendees from more than110 countries.

The forum will feature lightning talks, panel presentations, individual sessions, technology demos, hands-on workshops and opportunities for networking with colleagues new and old from around the globe. Sessions will be in English, French, and Spanish and conference fees will be waived for participants from LMICs and students.

Register here.

Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit

The 14th Annual Global Health Supply Chain Virtual Summit (GHSCS-2021) will take place from 7 to 9 December. This year’s edition will focus on Building for the Future: Review, Recovery and Refocusing

Discussions will focus on strategies that have been developed to address gaps and vulnerabilities as countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including partnerships, innovations, financing, workforce and governance models.

Through a combination of keynote presentations, panel discussions and contributed talks the conference will assemble a collection of experts that include government representatives, academics, NGOs, civil society, industry, donor and multilateral representatives.

On 7 December at 17:45 CET People that Deliver (PtD)’s Dominique Zwinkels – an ISG member – will give a presentation centring on strategies for building a fit for purpose health supply chain workforce, during which she will highlight PtD’s work related to professionalisation and workforce optimisation.

This year’s keynote speakers include Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, Minister of Health of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Stavros Nicolaou, group senior executive of strategic trade at Aspen Pharmacare Group and Dr. Bente Mikkelsen, director of noncommunicable diseases in the division of UHC/Communicable and Noncommunicable diseases at the World Health Organization.

An early bird discount is available and discounted rates are offered for groups of five or more.

Learn more here.

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