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Global Health Security – challenges and policy responses discussion panel

The Commonwealth Secretariat will host a panel discussion on Global Health Security Challenges and Policy Responses on Tuesday 2 February. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception with refreshments. 


15:00 Welcome and Introductions

By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj


Dr. Ruediger Krech - World Health Organisation, Director, Office of the Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation
Elaine Chatigny- Branch Head, Health Security Infrastructure Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada
Denis Gilhooly - Executive Director, UN Digital Health Initiative and 2030 Innovation Task Force

Discussion points:

  • Top three priorities for Global Health Security
  • Universal health coverage and Health System Strengthening responses
  • Innovative solutions
16:30 - 17:30  Reception with partners

Please note this panel will be video-recorded and streamed on the Commonwealth Health Hub. Please visit the Hub to join the online communities of practice and the broader discussion.