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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

20:00 Cocktails and dinner

Keynote speech by William Haseltine:

“Obama and Health Reform”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

09:30-
09:45

Opening of the conference

Lessons learned from the 2008 G8: Transition from Japan to Italy

Angelo M. Petroni
Secretary General, Aspen Institute Italia, Rome
Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Chairman, Health Policy Institute, Japan, Tokyo
>>Lessons Learnt from the 2008 G8: Transition from Japan to Italy
09.45-
10:10
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

The health challenge: where do we stand?

Chair
Umberto Veronesi,
Senator; Scientific Director, European Institute of Oncology, Milan
>>The World Health Challenge
Speaker
Margaret Chan,
Director General, WHO, Geneva
>>The health challenge: where do we stand?
Final remarks
Giulio Tremonti
10:10–
11:30
SESSION I

A new matrix for global health

  • Fighting pandemics: the unfinished work
  • Strengthening health systems: resources and ownership
  • The medical brain drain: how to fill the gap
  • Assessing current policy responses: the donors
  • Assessing current policy responses: the recipient countries
Chair
Giampiero Massolo,
G8 Sherpa, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome
Initial commentators
Ariel Pablos-Mendez,
Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, New York
>> A new Matrix for Global Health
Keizo Takemi,
Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts
>> Framework Architecture for Global Health Policy Making
Michel Kazatchkine,
Executive Director, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva
Noerine Kaleeba,
Chairman of the Board, ActionAid International, Johannesburg
Mubashar Sheikh,
Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance, Geneva
Julian Lob-Levyt,
Executive Secretary, GAVI Alliance, Geneva
>> Strengthening Health Systems: resources and ownership
Hatem El-Gabaly,
Minister of Health, Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo
Discussion
11:30-
11:45
Coffee break
11:45-
13:30
SESSION II

Innovation and research: investing in health

  • Shaping the incentives for health research
  • Access to drugs
  • Knowledge markets in the Life Sciences
  • Is universal insurance coverage possible?
Chair
Ignazio Marino,
President, Parliamentary Inquiry Committee for the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the National Healthcare Service, Senate of the Italian Republic, Rome
Initial commentators
Charles W. Wessner,
Director, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
>> Bringing Health Care Innovations to Market The Small Business Innovation Research Program Innovation Awards for Progress
Mauro Ferrari,
Professor and Director of the Division of NanoMedicine, Health Science Center, University of Texas, Houston
Sergio Dompé,
President, Farmindustria, Rome
>> Aspen for G8 Global Health Forum
William Looney,
Senior Director, International Policy, Pfizer Inc., New York
>> Global Access Value Proposition
Alicia Greenidge,
Director General, IFPMA-International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, Geneva
>> Gaps in addressing diseases of the developing world
Ferruccio Fazio,
Under Secretary for Health, Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies, Rome
Discussion
13:30-
15:30
Lunch
15:30-
17:00
SESSION III

Improving private-public partnership

  • The role of private actors: what can business offer?
  • Combating malnutrition: a new business frontier
  • The role of NGOs: from grassroots to global policies
  • How to galvanize domestic and international support: practical advocacy
Chair
Rajeev Venkayya,
Rajeev Venkayya, Director, Global Health Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
Initial commentators
Beatrice Trusardi,
Responsible for Institutional and International Relations, ENI, Rome
Andrea Riccardi,
Founder, Comunità di Sant’Egidio, Rome
Nicolaus Henke,
Director and Head, London Healthcare Practice, McKinsey & Company, London
William Haseltine,
President, Haseltine Associates, Washington, D.C.
Mohga Kamal-Yanni,
Senior Health and HIV Policy Advisor, Oxfam International & Ucodep Campaign Office, Oxford
Discussion
17:00-
17:15
Coffee break
17:15–
18:15
CLOSING SESSION

Financing Global Health: G8 Proposals for Innovative Mechanisms

  • Why must the G8 continue supporting global health? An economic perspective
  • The Advanced Market Commitment: towards implementation
  • A task force on Innovative International Financing – the first report
Chair
James Kondo,
President, Health Policy Institute Japan, Tokyo
Speakers
Holly Wong,
Vice President of Public Policy, IAVI-International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, New York
Philippe Douste-Blazy,
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Innovative Financing; Special Adviser, Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems, Geneva
Vincenzo Scotti,
Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Rome