Sustainable Health Models


Tom Speechley, Partner, The Abraaj Group

Mr. Speechley discussed the private sector’s motivation to provide health and development solutions at scale, stressing the importance of retaining economic development in countries which are being stifled by double disease burdens.



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USAID Event 25MARCH2014(March 25, 2014)

In recognition of World TB Day 2014, please join Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez,USAID's Assistant Administrator for Global Health, in honoring champions dedicated to creating a TB-free world.

Master of Ceremonies: Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU's "THE KOJO NNAMDI SHOW"

TB claims a life every 18 seconds and especially effects the poor and vulnerable as well as women, children, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, TB is one of the world's best buys in global health, since it can be cured with inexpensive drugs, and major innovations are on the horizon that will reduce suffering and save lives.


Luncheon hosted by UN Secretary-General with MDG Advocacy Group at the World Economic Forum

23 January 2014

With 707 days left until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, the Secretary-General, along with the two Co-chairs and several members of his MDG Advocacy Group, will participate in a luncheon discussion to accelerate progress on the MDGs focusing on girls as a critical investment.  The Secretary-General and the two Co-chairs, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Prime Minster Erna Solberg of Norway, will open the programme and Hannah Godefa, a 16-year old UNICEF National Ambassador for Ethiopia and Sumaya Saluja, a member of the Global Education First Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Group, will lead an inter-generational dialogue with the Advocates. The programme will include interventions from other governments, businesses and media leaders, including Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation, Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media. It will close with a call to action by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

financingTheFutureOfGlobalHealth final

(Thursday January 23, 2014)

Innovations in national financing a Discussion with Ministers, Multilateral, Bilateral, Philanthropic, and Corporate Institutions

Global leaders meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum will propose and discuss innovative ways to optimize funding for health programmes in developing countries.




Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird


Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID and
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, UNF Board Member, Nobel Prize Laureate


Financing the Future of Global Health - Entire Session


A #2030Now Perspective on the Global Agenda

Progress in the next 15 years and beyond—including effectively setting and achieving the next set of global development goals—can’t just be left to the same old power players. Now you can actively involve people in shaping these goals, using new participatory, transparent, and bottom-up new power models.


The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy was born out of the need to continue the progress made in global health over the past two decades. With resources increasingly scarce, global health leaders realized that leveraging the investments already made would require establishing new partnerships and reaching out beyond the global health community. In order to facilitate new partnerships, stakeholders needed a platform where they could communicate ideas and share best practices. In 2012, a group of innovative leaders including heads of state, public health professionals and diplomats came together to create such a platform: the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy (CGHD).


The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy and its quarterly publication, Global Health and Diplomacy News, fill the existing gap in the dialogue of global health, diplomacy, development and security. By bringing together presidents, health and finance ministers, civil society, the private sector, global health experts and other diplomatic leaders, CGHD provides a platform to engage the various stakeholders that are inevitably part of the solution.

  • Our work is focused on highlighting the global health challenges facing the developing world and providing solutions to these challenges from some of the world’s best global health minds. We are focused on turning ideas into action and use both the publication and the roundtable forums to promote collaborations and partnerships between governments and different sectors. The ability to not only inform our readership, but create lasting connections is what makes the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy truly exceptional.
  • We also raise awareness of important global health issues amongst the diplomatic and other development communities ensuring that global health becomes part of the larger development discussion. We strive to incorporate the lessons of diplomacy and stress the importance of international collaboration to achieving our global health goals. We believe that only through partnership and shared sacrifice will we be able to answer many of the most difficult global health challenges.

To bring together leaders from the global health, diplomatic and development communities in order to discuss global health challenges and develop innovative solutions to help protect vulnerable populations from disease.


Global health issues are much too broad for any one doctor, health care worker, world leader or lab to address alone. At CGHD, we believe in a set of core principles that guide our work on a daily basis:

  • Partnership and inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Open and honest dialogue
  • Country ownership and stakeholder coordination
  • Sustainable solutions
  • Health for all