Areas of Focus
Jul 11, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
The 2019 conference in Kigali, Rwanda, focused broadly on “resilience,” i.e., the ability to meet basic needs without reliance on external assistance, through supply chain practices, policy and collaboration, funding/development, and capacity building. Since its inception 11 years ago, the conference has hosted participants from 80 countries around the world, with over 200 attendees this year from 30+ countries and 100+ organizations, including world leaders in the health and humanitarian sectors, current and former ministers of health, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry, foundations, and academia. The agenda featured a Keynote Panel with highly esteemed representatives from the Ministries of Health in Rwanda, Liberia, and Somalia providing a broad perspective on some of the priority areas, challenges, and successful initiatives.