Global Health Centre

Data for Forecasting a Healthier Future

International Geneva Global Health Platform
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Hybrid: Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix and online.

Geneva Health Week 2024 - WHA 77 side event

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The future is now: forecasting health trends is essential for addressing the world’s most pressing issues of both tomorrow and today. Migration, climate change, and economic security are among the many factors that will be indelibly shaped by health trends. These unprecedented challenges offer opportunities for new approaches and new thinking, new models of collaboration, and new investment. Using health data for forecasting illustrates potential outcomes and provides actionable insights. Understanding scenarios for what may lie ahead will shape how decisionmakers can address global health challenges. Data-based forecasts will allow stakeholders to unite around a common goal to protect and strengthen health in an interconnected world.



  • Emmanuela Gakidou | Co-Founder, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
  • Dr. Samira Asma | Assistant Director-General, Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, World Health Organization (WHO) 
  • Kalipso Chalkidou | Head of the Department of Health Finance at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Moderated by Richard Horton | Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

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Organised by

The International Geneva Global Health Platform, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and The Lancet.



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