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United Nations Side Event: Fostering Resilience across the Life Course through Universal Health Coverage

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is co-hosting a side event entitled ‘Fostering Resilience across the Life Course through Universal Health Coverage (UHC)’ at the upcoming 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

The side event will showcase UHC as a policy measure for equitable promotion of health and resilience across the life course.  Expert presentations and discussions will illustrate how aligning health systems to the needs of older persons can help support sustainable development, including disaster risk reduction.  The underpinning concepts of universal health coverage, integrated care, and healthy ageing will first be introduced by the IFA.  Case studies of universal health schemes as well as the perspective of the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society will then be highlighted. Click here for more information.

Side Event Information:

  • Tuesday 12 February 2019, 13:15 – 14:30 EST
  • Conference Room A, UN Headquarters

Moderator: Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA

Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. Vitivas Srivihok, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN
  • H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN
  • Mrs. Nasly Bernal, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN
  • Mr. Werner Obermeyer, Deputy Executive Director, WHO Office at the UN

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