World Economic Forum 2013 meets in Davos, Switzerland


PMNCH co-hosts reception

The private sector’s role in shaping the landscape of global health: Responsibility, sustainability and innovation

25 January 2013
17:20-19:30 H
World Food Programme Tent
Symondstrasse 11, Davos Platz

PMNCH is co-hosting a special event with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and business leaders in support of Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) global movement, launched in 2010 to improve women’s and children’s health globally. This high level event will bring together leaders from industry and global organizations and governments to highlight successes, trigger new collaborations and provide sustainable solutions for women and children by creating shared value for all. The co-hosts of the event include the United Nations Foundation, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the UN Secretary General’s Innovation Working Group.

The event brings together approximately 100 distinguished guests with high level speakers and champions to catalyze new sustainable global and local partnerships and business models in today’s interdependent and hyper-connected world. Speakers include:

  • CEO of the UN Foundation Kathy Calvin: moderator
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
  • Board Member, UNF, HE Mr Kofi Annan
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway, Espen Barth Eide
  • Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, Unilever, Keith Weed
  • Head of Technology Development , Infosys, GV Subramanyam
  • Engineering Manager Vscan hand-held unltrasound, GE Healthcare, Sigmund Frigstad
  • Executive Vice President Becton Dickinson and CEO MDG Health Alliance Gary Cohen,
  • Director of PMNCH Carole Presern.

Participants of note at the reception include: Mark Dybul, Executive Director , The Global Fund; Ole Lund Hansen, Head Global Compact Lead, UN Global Compact; Nicolaus Henke , Director, McKinsey and Company; Mike Perlis, President and CEO, Forbes; Scott Ratzan, VP, Global Health, Govt Affairs and Policy , J&J; Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Director program Advocacy, Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation; Seth Berkley, CEO, GAVI Alliance; Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children; Tore Godal, Special Advisor to the PM of Norway.

In support of UN Secretary General’s EWEC movement and its roadmap, the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, this event aims to further explore how the private sector plays a central role in supporting country-led health system development plans, accelerate the progress of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and explore innovative and sustainable ways how the business community could continue to drive cross-sector multi-stakeholder efforts beyond 2015 in saving women and children’s lives.

Other participants are invited to speak and engage in successful multi-stakeholder partnerships that demonstrate success and progress, and illustrate sustainable and innovative approaches. PMNCH, with the Innovation Working Group and its partners, is committed to serve as a catalyst for collective action working with all constituencies and its 500+ members to improve women and children’s health by 2015 and beyond.