9th Annual CUGH Conference
Health Disparities:​​
A Time for Action 

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​​Join more than 1,700 individuals from over 50 countries, from academia, NGOs, government ​​
and the private sector, to explore the latest in how we can address pressing international and
domestic global health and development challenges.​​

Featured Speakers include...

Subthemes

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO (invited)

  • Mary Bassett, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA 

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, USA

  • Wim  de Villiers, Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  • Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University 
    of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


  • Patty Garica, Fmr Minister of Health, Peru

  • Laurie Garrett, Journalist, Pulitzer Awardee, USA

  • Luis-Miguel Guitierrez, Director General , Instituto Nacional de Geriatria, Mexico

  • Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, UK

  • Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, USA

  • Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council, USA

  • Stephen Lewis, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World, Canada

  • Denis Mukwege, Medical Director, Panzi Hospital, DRC (invited)

  • Willy Mutunga, Fmr Supreme Court Justice, Kenya

  • Agnes Soucat, Director, Health Systems Governance and Finance, WHO
  • Inplementation Science

  • Governance, Health Systems Strengthening-
    Public Institution Strengthening

  • Planetary Health, One Health, Environmental Health,
    ​Climate Change & Health

  • Neglected Topics in Global Health

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • NCDs and IDs: The Double Burden

  • Global Health Law, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention

  • Reducing Disparities and Improving Well-being
    ​Across the Lifespan

Satellite Sessions  (March 15)

  • ​​Global Cancer

  • One Health

  • Global Surgery

  • Nursing in Africa

  • Student Global Health Day

  • African Forum for Research & Education in Health

  • ​Cyber Violence

  • Climate Change

  • Building Healthy Cities

  • Global Health Careers

  • Global Health Education

Conference Highlights

  • ​Gairdner Global Health Awardee Lecture

  • Pulitzer-CUGH Global Health Film Festival

  • Lancet-CUGH Best Student Poster Awards