• A Debate On The

Technical Panel

A Debate on the Future of the Global Health Architecture


Format: Keynote presentation followed by a facilitated forum where participants are asked to rank current issues in terms of difficulty and then discuss innovative models to overcome the most difficult challenges. The session will also be live streamed to over 52 countries around the world. Media from BBC. ABC and NBC news will also be covering the forum.

Over the past 15 years a variety of new organizations including NGOs, multi-laterals and private sector development companies emerged to help achieve the MDGS and improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Working alongside traditional development organizations such as the WHO, bilateral donor agencies and the World Bank, these organizations significantly scaled up development programs and responded to a dramatic increase in resources for development. The rapid scale up of organizations focused on development, has led to an uncoordinated and often duplicative global infrastructure. As leaders and experts debate the post-2015 global development goals, a focus on improving the coordination and efficiency of the global development infrastructure will be paramount.

Purpose: This session will look at the international development system as it exists today. Special attention will be paid to the system that finances development work and the types of infrastructure needed to improve outcomes and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the new international health system. Panelists will explore what critical functions are already covered by the current infrastructure, what overlap or duplicative functions exist and what functions are still not adequately accounted for in the global system dedicated to international development.


  • Suprotik Basu, CEO of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Financing the Health MDGs

  • Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda

  • Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health WHO

  • Dr. Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance

  • Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS

  • Tim Evans, Senior Director for the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group

  • Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, France

  • Joanne Manrique, President of the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy (GHD)

  • Dr. Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs           

  • Dr. Ariel Pablos-Menendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID

  • Bruno Rivalan, Global Health Advocates