A woman is drawing blood from a patient’s fingertip to do a malaria test.
A woman is doing a malaria test. © Swiss Malaria Group/Tim Siegenbeek van Heukelom

  • 9 a.m. Doors open, partner organisations’ exhibition

  • 10 a.m. Conference begins
    Opening address
    Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter

  • Keynote speech
    Edna Adan Ismail, founder and director of Edna Adan
    University Hospital, Somaliland

    Panel: Access to medicines

    Project example: Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

    Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation, Switzerland
    David Reddy, CEO of MMV, Switzerland
    Alexander Schulze, Advisor Health Systems Strengthening and Financing, SDC

  • 12 p.m. Lunch break
    Exhibition of partner organisation projects in foyer

  • 1:30 p.m. Keynote speech
    Hans Rosling, Professor of international health, Sweden

    Discussion: Access to information for young people

    Project example, Moldova: Youth Friendly Health Services

    Erika Placella, SDC health specialist for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Switzerland
    3 p.m. Break

    Panel: Access to healthcare

    Project example, Tanzania: Health Insurance for the Poor

    Jacqueline Matoro, SDC health specialist, Tanzania
    Susanne Amsler, SDC global health specialist, Switzerland
    Ntuli Angyelile Kapologwe, regional medical officer, Tanzania

    Closing address

    Manuel Sager, SDC Director-General
  • 4:30 p.m. Networking drinks

    Moderation: Christian Zeugin