The Geneva Health Forum was created in 2006 by the Geneva University Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. Every two years, the GHF attracts both Swiss and internationally renowned stakeholders, and brings together participants from all sectors (health, academia, politics, civil society and private sector professionals). The GHF is organized in partnership with the key actors of global health present in Geneva and under the patronage of International Geneva.
The Geneva Health Forum is the forum of innovative practices in global health with aiming to showcase innovative, accessible and sustainable practices in order to facilitate access and health equity. The GHF promotes dynamic networking and partnerships among various parties active in global health.
The complexity of global health practices requires an integrated and multisectoral approach; the GHF fosters inclusive partnerships among various parties active in global health, among them: Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, Swiss TPH, DNDI, FIND, Swiss Academy of Medical Science, Cité de la Solidarité Internationale, International Hospital Federation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Haute Ecole de Santé de Genève, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Associations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
For the 2018 edition, taking place on 10th to 12th April 2018, the GHF will explore the impact of the digital revolution in health practices. The GHF will address emerging global health issues such as the future of pandemics and health security, antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable diseases, access and affordability to essential medicine and health equality, chronic diseases, universal health coverage, neglected tropical diseases and essential diagnostics with a special focus on health initiatives from Central Asian countries. The Russian Federation will be a guest of honor, and the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic are special guests of the GHF 2018.
The Global Health Lab: This year, once again the GHF will set up an interactive and dynamic hub where participants will be able to try out new technologies and products. This event is a way to collectively present innovation in the same field and to create meaningful connections that can inspire new ideas, new opportunities and partnerships.