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Global Health Experts’ Meeting

Date:November 29-30, 2008
Venue:The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center
Organizer : The Rockefeller Foundation, Health Policy Institute, Japan


The Global Health Experts’ Meeting is to bring together global health experts from Italy, Japan and the wider global health community to discuss and set the current key priorities for global health, and build strategies for promoting global health as a key agenda during Italy’s leadership of the G8 in 2009.


  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Health Policy Institute, Japan


Bellagio, Italy, November 30, 2008
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
Organizers of the Bellagio meeting welcome participants and provide an outline the program. Participants also provide a short self-introduction.

Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Chairman, Health Policy Institute, Japan


Lily Dorment

Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation

9:30-10:30 Global health at the G8 Summit
A presentation on the prospect for, and the challenges surrounding, addressing global health issues at 2009 G8 Summit – especially in light of competing agenda such as financial crisis, economic slowdown, global warming, and food issues as well as the competing platforms – e.g. increasing clout of emerging countries. Strategies for 2009 will be discussed.

Laurie A. Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

10:30-11:15 Lessons learned from the Japanese G8 Summit and transition to Italy
Presentations on lessons learned from Japan on global health policy development for the G8, and transition strategies to Italy. Successful processes and important substance to be carried through to Italy will be highlighted. Perspectives are presented from the civil society and a multi-stakeholder think tank.

Marta Dassù

Director General, International Programs, Aspen Institute Italia


Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Chairman, Health Policy Institute, Japan


Tadashi Yamamoto

President, Japan Center for International

11:35-13:00 Key priorities for global health in 2009
A presentation that provides an overview of key priorities for global health will be given. The material is envisioned to be a neutral fact-base with which the participants can discuss the Italian strategy in the afternoon.

Nicolaus Henke

Director, McKinsey & Company

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:15 Discussion: Global health agenda for the Italian G8
An open discussion on how global health can become a key agenda for the Italian G8, and what ought to be highlighted as a message. What would be the Italian strengths and interests that would enhance the relevance of global health?

Eduardo Missoni

Adjunct Professor and Consultant, SDA Bocconi School of Management (presentation)

15:30-17:15 Discussion: Role of different stakeholders in Italy
Opening comments from leaders of various stakeholders on their roles in promoting global health, followed by an open discussion amongst participants.

Daniela Colombo

President, AIDOS


Eduardo Missoni

Adjunct Professor and Consultant, SDA Bocconi School of Management


Agostino Paganini

Scientific Advisor to the Director of Doctors with Africa Cuamm


Federico Roveda

Healthcare Consultant


Beatrice Trussardi

Chairman & CEO, Trussardi S.p.A

17:15-17:30 Summary: Messages to the Italian government leadership
Summary of the day and messages extracted from the discussion which will be delivered to the Italian government representatives in subsequent meetings in Rome

Eduardo Missoni

Adjunct Professor and Consultant, SDA Bocconi School of Management

Rome, Italy, December 1, 2008
  Meetings with Italian government leadership
Delivery of the outputs of the discussion on November 30th to Italian government leaders followed by discussions to shape the global health agenda of the 2009 G8 Summit

Giampiero Massolo

G8 Sherpa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs