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3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health

Access to Essential Medicines and Technologies

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The 3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health will be held on 4-5 December in Dubai and will focus on the timely topic of Access to Essential Medicines and Technologies. The Summit programme is built around a simple but powerful belief: the issue of access is enormous, but the task of finding achievable solutions to it doesn’t need to be daunting. This is why the 3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health will take a pragmatic approach and break down the issue into relevant subsystems – universal health coverage, procurement, monitoring and surveillance, and prescribing by health workers. The event will culminate with key opinion leaders in government, civil society, academia and the private sector proposing specific Calls to action to make progress on the issues of Access to medicines and technologies.

A diverse group of speakers from governments, international and non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector will engage participants in interactive presentations, case studies, debates and workshops. Watch this space for updates on the programmes!

Preliminary Programme

Confirmed Speakers

The following speakers have been confirmed so far:

Mona Al-Rukhaimi, International Society of Nephrology
Dina Balabanova
, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
David Beran, University of Geneva
Luc Besancon, Pharmacy and Consulting
Martin Bernhardt, Sanofi
Michael Brainin, World Stroke Organization
Mark Huffman, Northwestern University
Jordan Jarvis, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
Sandeep Kishore, Arnhold Institute for Global Health
Anna Kontsevaya, National National Research Center for Preventive Medicine of Russia
Dan Lackland, World Hypertension League
Houda Langar, World Health Organization
Precious Lunga, Baobab Circle
Lilian Mbau, Amref Health Africa
Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Errol Morrison, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica
Adriana Murphy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Robert Mvungi, Muhimbili National Hospital Dar Es Salaam
Vivian Nwakah, Medsaf
Augustin Odili, University of Abuja
Graham Ogle, International Diabetes Federation
Zulma Ortiz, former Minister of Health of Buenos Aires
Pablo Perel, World Heart Federation
Shiva Raj, Nepal Development Society
Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India
Julie Redfern, The George Institute for Global Health
Aaron Reeves, London School of Economics
Mahmoud Sani, Bayero University Kano
Karen Sealy, Minister of Health, Trinidad
J.D. Schwalm, Hamilton Health Sciences
Raja Sharif, Farmatrust
Abhishek Sharma, Boston University
Roopa Shivashankar, Vital Strategies India
Slim Slama, World Health Organization
Karen Sliwa, World Heart Federation
Barry Wilson, Medtronic
David Wood, World Heart Federation
Salim Yusuf, World Heart Federation


Watch the video of the 2nd Global Summit on Circulatory Health

About the Global Summit on Circulatory Health

Heart disease and stroke remain the world’s foremost causes of premature death, despite being largely preventable through the mitigation of risk factors. Together, the cardiovascular disease (CVD) community and multi-sectoral partners need to reframe outreach strategies and tools for action to raise the priority status of CVD nationally and globally.

The Global Summit for Circulatory Health is the thought leadership event designed to elevate the world’s number one killer as the top priority for Key Opinion Leaders, Ministers of Health and Public Health Officials, and Industry Leaders.

The aim of the Summit is to:

  1. Convene and mobilize advocates in circulatory health
  2. Coordinate stakeholders and policymakers around shared goals
  3. Campaign for circulatory health with a collective voice and a clear message
  4. Catalyze action for circulatory health through civil society and policy engagement

Read the Mexico Declaration, an outcome of the 1st Global Summit

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Learn about the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, an outcome of the 2nd Global Summit

Find out more about the Global Coalition


The World Heart Federation would like to thank its Partners in their commitment to supporting the World Heart Federation 3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health.