World Health Day Agenda

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9:00 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota
  • Peggy Flanagan, Lieutenant Governor, State of Minnesota
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, Director-General,  World Health Organization

9:15 am – Global Perspectives on Health Equity

  • Michael J. Nyenhuis, President, UNICEF USA
  • Amy Goldman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Chair, GHR Foundation
  • Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • G. Anton Decker, MBBCh/MD, President, Mayo Clinic International
  • Ed Bastian, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines
  • James Hereford, President and CEO, Fairview Health Services
  • Helen Clark, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand; Chair,  The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization

10:30 am – Tackling Health at the Strategic Level

  • Henry Ting, MD, Chief Health Officer, Delta Air Lines
  • Margaret-Mary Wilson, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Global
  • Pierre R. Theodore, MD, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global External Innovation

11:30 am – A Conversation with Michael Osterholm

Michael Osterholm, PhD, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota

12:00 pm – Partnering for Global Health Equity Through Access and Outcomes

  • Geoff Martha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic
  • Paurvi Bhatt, President, Medtronic Foundation
  • Jackie Boucher, President, Children’s HeartLink

1:00 pm – Health Equity: What We Can Learn from Each Other

  • Ali Diallo, Founder and General Partner, United Capital Group
  • Jean-Paul Smets, Founder and CEO, Nexedi
  • Niousha Roshani, PhD, Co-Founder, Global Black Youth

2:00 pm – Pandemic Preparedness and Health Equity

  • Leith Greenslade, Co-ordinator, Every Breath Counts Coalition
  • Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, Chief Health Equity Officer, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Sister Carol Keehan, Head, Health Task Force Vatican COVID-19 Commission

3:00 pm – Social and Economic Benefits of Health Equity

  • Phyllis Kurlander Costanza, Head, UBS in Society, CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation
  • Efe Ukala, Founder, ImpactHER
  • Azza Karam, PhD, Secretary General,  Religions for Peace International
  • Diane Tran, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Fairview Health Services

4:00 pm – The Role of Health Equity in Sustainability and Resilience

  • Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder/CEO, We Are All Human Foundation
  • Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada
  • David Nabarro, BCh BM/MD, Co-Director, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London
  • Edie Lush, Journalist, Co-Host Global GoalsCast

4:45 pm – Closing Remarks

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