Washington DC, 14 April 2023 (TDI): Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Additional Secretary Asia and Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is representing Pakistan at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023.

The Summit is currently underway, with high-level experts from governments, multilateral agencies, funders, nongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions in attendance.

The theme of the summit is “Bridging the Science to Policy Gap for Global Health,” which highlights the essential role of evidence-based science for the development of global health policy.

In her speech, she emphasized the importance of “communication and cooperation” to manage global health challenges, highlighting that disease surveillance and response would be effective only if there are robust systems of communication in place.

About World Health Summit 2023

For the information, the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 is a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual attendance options available.

So, the registrants can attend the Global Health at a Crossroads: Equity, Climate Change and Microbial Threats (CUGH 2023) and the Association of Academic Health Center’s Global Innovation Forum afternoon program in person at discounted rates.

To add more, the summit is being held in conjunction with CUGH 2023 Global Health at a Crossroads: Equity, Climate Change and Microbial Threats (April 14-16) and AAHCI’s Global Innovation Forum (April 13).

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Furthermore, the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities, and National Academies is the academic foundation of the World Health Summit.

This unique network currently consists of 28 members in 20 countries, including the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP), which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.

High-level experts, including Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Regional Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Caroline Bollars, Senior Advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, are among the speakers at the summit.

To mention, the program covers various topics, including Global Health in a Political World, the Transatlantic Alliance and Health, and Private Sector and Commercial Determinants of Health.

Thus, the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 serves as an opportunity to discuss the current state of global health and its future trajectory.

In a nutshell, this Summit provides a platform for participants to engage in meaningful discussions on critical issues related to global health and work together to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.