International Vaccination & Capacity Workshop 2019

22.05.2019 08:30 – 17:00

The workshop will discuss strategies and good practices to increase primary prevention through increased capacity (from human to infrastructures to sustainable investments and beyond) applied to the vaccination context.

Notwithstanding the scientific evidence of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, we continue to witness major outbreaks and deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. The reasons are complex and vary between and within geographical regions and countries. These reasons include lack of health care access, resource constraints, population displacement due to war and violence, religious opposition, vaccine refusal, conspiracy theories, and philosophical reasons on the ethics and politics of mandatory vaccination.

Human Resources for Health (HRH) are at the core of “capacity”, which is an essential element of the Global Charter for the Public’s Health. Although there is increasing recognition that HRH are essential for the achievement of broader development goals, including Universal Health Coverage, we face a global crisis. This crisis is characterised by: sub-optimal leadership and governance; inequitable distribution; widespread shortages; poor performance; and lack of responsiveness to the needs of communities. The suboptimal resources for health are not limited to HRH only but embrace also infrastructures, institutional capacity, and strategic investment.

The WFPHA is taking the lead in enhancing the discourse on vaccination and capacity to enable its members, partners and stakeholders to increase their knowledge and advocacy efforts on these important global priorities. The workshop discussions will feed into the deliberations of civil society in the lead up to the United Nations Assembly in September 2019 on Universal Health Coverage.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech


Organisé par

Partenaires de la Faculté de médecine
Organisations partenaires de l'UNIGE


Rudiger Krech, Director for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems at the World Health Organization
Borisch Bettina, Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva Director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Headquarter
Walter Ricciardi, Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome
Michael Moore AM, Past CEO of Public Health Association of Australia
Laetitia Rispel, President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations

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Catégorie: Conférence - débat

Mots clés: vaccination, capacity


Date limite d'inscription: 22.05.2019

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