Vitavox Institute unveils its action plan to prominent international healthcare stakeholders at the H20 Summit held on June 21-22 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
Casablanca, July 3, 2023 – Vitavox Institute, an independent think tank specializing in health economics with a strong focus on Africa, has unveiled its action plan to contribute to the discussions on advancing public health policies on the continent. This announcement was made on the sidelines of the H20 Summit, which took place on June 21 and 22 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
The H20 Summit is an annual independent platform that supports the programs of the G20 presidency and was launched in Geneva in 2018 by the G20 Health and Development Partnership (G20HDP). G20HDP brings together over 30 international health organizations from the public and private sectors, as well as academia. The objective of the H20 Summit is to coordinate innovative health strategies among G20 and G7 countries to address the growing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases globally, and to promote the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of its efforts to promote health at the national and continental levels, Vitavox Institute also presented its methodology in preparation for the annual strategic session of its Scientific Council, which will be held in July 2023. This council session, composed of eminent Moroccan and African figures in the fields of public health and economics, will be tasked with shaping the think tank’s roadmap for the period 2023-2025.
The program of Vitavox Institute’s work has been warmly welcomed, reflecting the commitment of stakeholders to the wave of progress and development in healthcare systems in Africa. “We were delighted to be able to present Vitavox Institute, its activities, and its action plan to stakeholders at such a high level of global public health policy,” said Mr. Kamal TAIBI, founder and president of the think tank. “The feedback from our counterparts has been very encouraging and has reinforced our work on the roadmap, which will be unveiled to our ecosystem following the Scientific Council of Vitavox Institute,” he added.
Vitavox Institute’s participation and engagement in this summit have also facilitated cooperation agreements with various international institutions to develop joint initiatives. This contributes to the efforts of different stakeholders in addressing the most pressing challenges in public health in Africa.
This year’s edition of the H20 Summit saw the participation of prominent international figures such as Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), H.E. Jaleela bint Alsayed Jawad Hasan, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Ms. Sandra Gallina, Director-General of DG-SANTE of the European Commission, and Dr. Satoshi Ezoe, Director of the Global Health Strategy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, among others. This level of participation highlights the importance of the topics discussed and the call that will be issued, after consensus, by the H20 Summit to the health and finance ministers and leaders of G20 and G7 countries.