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The UNITE Global Summit is the world’s leading Forum for forging partnerships between parliamentarians and leaders from the global health community. Over three days, experts from civil society, affected communities, international organizations and academia will come together with leading parliamentarians from across the world, to discuss the most pressing issues in Global Health and set the agenda for the year to come.

What’s the importance of the Summit?

This year’s Summit comes at a particularly opportune moment. The world is recovering from the most severe public health crisis in 100 years, while simultaneously marking the halfway point of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) period. The pandemic has set back the fight against many diseases, by years.

New partnerships, new ways of thinking, and new funding will be needed to get back on track and achieve the promise of the SDGs.

The UNITE Global Summit will catalyze that renewed effort.

This year, each day of the main agenda will be dedicated to one of our three core strategic themes:

  • • pandemic prevention preparedness & response
  • • the future of health systems
  • • health as a human right

For each of these themes, we are seeking to answer three questions:

  • • What progress have we made so far during the SDGs period?
  • • What have we learned that can help us make even more progress by 2030?
  • • What is the role of parliamentarians in helping drive that progress?


All times in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

8:30 – 9:30 GMT
Roadmap to 2030 - Multilateralism as a driver to global health and development
Opening Session

While the world is currently debating a new global health architecture, we need to emphasize the importance of the legislative power at national, regional, and (...)

9:45 – 11:15 GMT
Preparing for the next pandemic by developing vaccines in 100 days
Session hosted by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Investing in research, development and manufacturing for pandemic preparedness, both from domestic and foreign aid budgets, in an all of government strategy, is (...)

11:30 – 13:00 GMT
Effective Participation for Effective Responses: meaningful engagement in Pandemic Treaty Negotiations
Session hosted by Harm Reduction International

By focusing on participation in pandemic response and in treaty-making on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response at a pivotal time in the Pandemic Treat (...)

14:30 – 16:00 GMT
Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Architecture: New Developments & What is Next
Session hosted by the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention

On June 30th, 2022, the World Bank Board of Directors with support from the G20 approved the establishment of a Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic P (...)

16:15 – 16:45 GMT
Ending AIDS, ending inequalities and inequities: the role of parliamentarians.
Fireside Session hosted by UNAIDS

The global AIDS response has demonstrated that where parliaments and parliamentarians are effectively engaged, they can provide critical leadership in realizing (...)

17:00 – 17:45 GMT
Evidence-based policies in the center of the global health agenda to achieve the SDGs
Session hosted by UNITE

Now that the world is recovering from the pandemic and that we see different initiatives trying to reshape multilateralism and the global health ecosystem as we (...)

9:00 – 10:30 GMT
The Global Fund Post 7th Replenishment - The Role of Members of Parliament and Domestic Health Financing
Session hosted by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Parliamentarians from all political parties have a critical role to play as advocates to defeat HIV, TB and malaria, to build stronger health systems able to re (...)

11:00 – 12:30 GMT
Digital Health and Innovation: the role of parliamentarians
Session hosted by UNITE

The world aspires to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 but is not on track. Nearly half the world’s population lacked access to affordable health (...)

14:00 – 15:30 GMT
Strengthening health systems through the triple elimination of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B - the role of parliamentarians in making this a reality
Session hosted by World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), Hepatitis Australia, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Hepatitis B Foundation, Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE), and Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation

No child should start their life with the risk of acquiring a preventable infection. The elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepati (...)

15:45 – 16:30 GMT
Sustainable and developed health systems – key priorities
Session hosted by UNITE

How can we ensure that gold standard policies are applied worldwide and can ensure health systems more capable to respond not only to the burden of chronic dise (...)

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Speakers & Participants

Amar Patnaik


Daniel Vivanco


Esther Passaris


Galyna Mykhailiuk


Gisela Scaglia


Habibe Millat


Ibtissame Azzaoui


José Gustavo Rivera


Luis Enrique Gallo


Lynn Ruane


María José Plaza


Marta Salinas


Neema Lugangira


Ruth Labode


Sarai Ceron


Zainab Katimba


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