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Global Health Forum 2009

The Global Health Forum ( the second Global Health Summit, following the first Summit ), was held in Rome on February 13, 2009, to bring together stakeholder leaders from government, parliament, business, civil society, academia, and media in Italy to help shape and build momentum around a global health agenda for the 2009 La Maddalena Summit. Aspen Institute Italia and Health Policy Institute, Japan co-organized the forum.

The meeting was chaired by Italian Economy and Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti, and the G8 sherpa, Giampiero Massalo, and other G8 secretariat teams led the G8 discussions. The event successfully convened leaders from diverse stakeholders, including government, international organizations, civil society/NGOs, academia, the private sector, etc., to facilitate constructive dialogue on various global health issues.

Italy, which has been a major player in establishing the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and supporting a number of new financing mechanisms, is now pushing for the harmonization of global initiatives and their alignment with the beneficiaries' management systems. The Global Health Forum contributes to maintaining focus and momentum on recent international trends, including the G8’s endorsement of the Toyako Framework for Action on Global Health.


  • Aspen Institute Italia
  • Health Policy Institute, Japan