Presentations and Recordings

Presentations and Session Recordings

Welcome, Keynote and Session 1

Session 5

Session 2 - will be available as of 6 July

Sessions 6 and 7

Sessions 3 and 4

Monday, 28 June 2021

09:00     Welcome and Introduction, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Head of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss TPH

09:15     The Swiss and Cantonal Perspective on Future Health Challenges, Lukas Engelberger, Councilman and Head of Basel-Stadt Department of Health

09:25     KEYNOTE: A Global Repositioning of Non-Communicable Diseases, Majid Ezzati, Chair of Global Environmental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Session 1 | Disease Related Challenges (speed talks)

10:15     Double-Burden of Infectious and Chronic Diseases, Ikenna Eze, Swiss TPH

10:25     Antibiotic Resistance, Julia Bielicki, University Children’s Hospital Beider Basel

10:35     Malaria Control: Progress Made and Main Challenges Ahead, Christian Lengeler, Swiss TPH

10:45     Tuberculosis: Where Are We and What Do We Need to Do? Klaus Reither, Swiss TPH

10:55     HIV: How to Reach the Most Vulnerable Populations, Niklaus Labhardt, Swiss TPH

11:05     The Role of Migration in Disease Transmission, Afona Chernet, Swiss TPH

Social Event

14:00     What Are the Biggest Global Health Challenges of Today, and How Can We Address Them?, Carmen Sant-Fruchtmann

Session 2 | Getting Evidence into Health Systems Policy and Practice

14:45     From Implementation to Funding: How Does Evidence Translate into R4D Research Projects? Claudia Zingerli, Swiss National Science Foundation and Séverine Erismann, Swiss TPH

15:00     Health Policy to Battle the Global Burden of Disease, Irene Agyepong, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Public Health Faculty

15:15     Applying Complexity Theory to Evidence-to-Policy Systems, Aku Kwamie, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

09:05     Keynote: COVID-19 Response in Switzerland, Samia Hurst-Majno, University of Geneva, and Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force

Session 3 | COVID-19 Impact

09:45     Mental Health in the Basel Region (COVCO-Basel), Nicole Probst-Hensch, Swiss TPH

10:00     Impact of COVID-19: International Performance Comparison, Antoine Flahault, University of Geneva

10:15     The Science Perspective on COVID-19, Marcel Tanner, Swiss Academies of Arts & Sciences

Session 4 | COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Rollout

11:00     Vaccination Against COVID-19: What Have We Learned? Claudia Daubenberger, Swiss TPH

11:15     Vaccine Hesitancy, Michael Deml, University of Geneva

11:30     Media and Public Knowledge: Sensitising the Public to Recognising Trustworthy News, Beat Glogger, Scitec-Media

11:45     Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child Immunization in Ghana, Isabel Günther, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Session 5 | Household-Level Interventions to Improve Health

14:00     Household-Level Interventions to Improve Child Development, Stella Hartinger, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

14:15     Early Life Home Interventions in Brazil, Alexandra Brentani, University of Sao Paulo

14:30     Behavioural Nudges to Improve Child Health, Gillian Levine, Swiss TPH

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Session 6 | The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Health

14:00     Round Table: See Session 6 video recording
              (Emmanuel Akpakwu, Novartis · Petra Laux, Syngenta · Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative · Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Merck)

Session 7 | How Can We Achieve Quality Care for All?

14:45     Quality of Care in LMICs: Evidence from the Lancet Commission, Margaret Kruk, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

15:00     Improving Health Systems Performance: A Systems Approach, Don de Savigny, Swiss TPH

15:15     Raising the Bar for Child Health and Nutrition: Insights from Laos, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute

15:30     How Can Switzerland Contribute to Quality Health Systems in LMICs?, Alexander Schulze, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

16:00     Concluding Words, Jürg Utzinger, Director, Swiss TPH