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April 2017

World Immunization Week

April 24 - April 30

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Immunization Week—celebrated in the last week of April aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year and now protects children not only against diseases for which vaccines have been available for many years, such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles, but also against diseases such as pneumonia and…

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May 2017

World Economic Forum on Africa 2017

May 3 - May 5

Organized by: World Economic Forum

Africa is facing a mixed outlook for growth. The economic growth forecast for the continent over the coming year is expected to be lower than the 5% average of the past decade. This is largely due to the dip in commodity prices and the economic slowdown in China. That said, a number of countries are growing above 6% per annum and foreign direct investment inflows continue to rise. Overall, the divergence of Africa’s economies makes it imperative to address the…

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37th Meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors

May 3 - May 4

Organized by: Global Fund

The Board of the Global Fund meets twice a year on average. At each meeting the Board takes a number of decisions, which are legally binding on the Board, the Secretariat, and in-country partners.

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Moms + Social Good Summit

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Organized by: Johnson & Johnson

Moms +SocialGood is a one-day event that focuses on the role that women and their families play in the world and how we support the livelihood of our children and planet. Past speakers include celebrities, UN and nonprofit leaders, medical professionals, journalists, policy and issue experts, gender activists and mother and fathers from all walks of life. The year’s event will answer the Global Moms Relay question, “What do you wish were true for every family, everywhere?”

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International Day of the Midwife

May 5

Organized by:

May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. ICM established the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.  On May 5 each year we ask the world to focus on the role of midwives and midwifery. Each year ICM comes up with a campaign theme to provide motivating call to action for all of us to get…

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The Shared Value Leadership Summit

May 9 - May 10

Organized by: Shared Value Initiative

Mark your calendar for the biggest shared value event of the year!  On behalf of the Shared Value Initiative, I’m thrilled to announce that the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 at the Conrad New York. We’ll be hosting for the fourth time in New York City and will feature a two-day agenda gathering more than 400 shared value practitioners.   Registration begins December 1, 2016. Save the date for this premier annual event in…

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World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017

May 10 - May 12

Organized by: World Economic Forum

In 2017, the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrate 50 years of deepening unity and rising wealth. The path ahead may bring another 50 years of prosperity, but only if ASEAN can fully harness its inherent strengths and navigate its rising challenges. Among its strengths, the ASEAN region has 630 million people, of whom more than half are under the age of 30. This promises a powerful demographic dividend that will drive already high rates…

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Global Adolescent Health Conference

May 16 - May 17

Organized by: World Health Organization

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), along with Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are pleased to host the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a Generation, an international conference around timely issues and exciting solutions in adolescent health for the hardest to reach both in Canada and internationally. This effort will be supported by Women Deliver, the Lancet Commission on…

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FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit

May 18

Organized by: Financial Times

The US healthcare industry is experiencing a period of profound change. A new Republican- led government is in place with a popular mandate to ‘repeal and replace’ many of the reforms that have transformed the industry in recent years, and healthcare leaders will need to adjust strategies to the wave of new polices and regulations emanating from Washington. At a more grass roots, operational level, however, new payment and delivery models are fundamentally reshaping how the industry conducts its business.…

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World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017

May 19 - May 21

Organized by: World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 19-21 May 2017, in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD). The meeting will convene over 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from more than 50 countries. Reflecting the central role of Jordan in the region, and with the continued support and participation of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as…

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