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May 25, 2019

General Assembly of the MMI Network

General Assembly of the MMI Network

Geneva, Maison de la Paix, 25 May 2019, 09:30-11.30 hrs

Dear Network members,
Dear colleagues and partners,

I am pleased to invite you to this year’s General Assembly of the Medicus Mundi International Network. Our Assembly will take place again in the middle of “International Geneva”, close to the Palais des Nations where the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) will meet in the same week. This well-established arrangement will allow Network members to link their participation in the MMI Assembly with attending the WHA as a member of the MMI delegation; on the other hand WHA delegates will be invited to join the MMI meeting as our guests.

For the second time, our Assembly and side event will be hosted by the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute, at their Maison de la Paix, one of “the” places where people meet for WHA side events. This hospitality is much appreciated.

As in every year, our Assembly will be the moment to discuss with our members and partners the achievements of the MMI Network in the past year and to look out into our future. We can do this with confidence, at least regarding our strategy, activities and working groups. And we hope that we are also on track with improving the financial sustainability of our Network. You will read more about this in our Annual Report that will be soon available.

Please find below, as PDF files, the draft agenda and schedule for the Assembly. The full documentation will be available on 15 May latest and sent to all Network key contacts and registered Assembly participants.

As in the last year, the statutory part of the Assembly is complemented by other Network events in Geneva. The public event “Are NGOs spoiling our societies? Shrinking space for civil society organizations engaged in SRHR" organized by MMI in cooperation with the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute Geneva will take place on Friday,
24 May and hopefully find quite a bit of attention. A first announcement is enclosed. Many thanks to Cordaid and Medicus Mundi Switzerland for your engagement in the preparation of this session.

On Saturday, 25 May, the Assembly will be followed by a public briefing and dialogue session on the preparation of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC and on the Global Action Plan (GAP) for healthy lives and well-being for all (civil society assessments, priorities, positions, perspectives) and by a planning workshop of the MMI EHC working group.

The week of the 72nd World Health Assembly will be again an important and extremely busy one for the MMI Network and its working groups and hosted projects, including an official side event on Thursday evening, 23 May, supported by Medicus Mundi International. So watch our website and tweets for an overview and updates, and, if you are a Network member or project representative, you are welcome to join our WHA delegation.

See you soon in Geneva!

Carlos Mediano
MMI President

 

Documents and registration

First assembly documents

Registration for the Assembly is closed now. For enquiries (members only), please get in touch with the Secretariat via e-mail. Thank you!

 

 

Public event after the MMI Assembly: UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (September 2019) and Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All (GAP)

Geneva, The Graduate Instititute, Maison de la Paix
Saturday, 25 May 2019, 11:30-13.30 hrs

Briefing and dialogue session on the preparation of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC and on the Global Action Plan (GAP) for healthy lives and well-being for all. The Network Medicus Mundi International is engaged in both processes, and both of them need and deserve our sustained attention.

The MMI Executive Secretary Thomas Schwarz will provide introductions and report back from related hearings at the UN in New York. The introduction will be followed by an open discussion (civil society assessments, priorities, positions, perspectives).

This informal briefing about the HLM and GAP is mainly intended for MMI Network members, close civil society colleagues and others who closely follow these processes.

Space is limited. Please only come to the meeting if you have received an explicit confirmation of your registration by Friday, 24 May. Thank you.

Confirmed participants are welcome to join us at 11.30 hrs. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.

 

 

72nd World Health Assembly and related events - MMI participation, events and contributions

  • Thursday, 23 May 19.00-19:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
    Boosting community-led responses to reaching the most marginalized
    communities: from local communities, to primary health care to UHC

    Official WHA non-state actor side event, organized by Stichting Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), supported by Medicus Mundi International. WHA registration required.
    List of official WHA side events: here

  • Friday 24 May 2019, 14.30-16.00 hrs at the Maison de la Paix
    Are NGOs spoiling our societies?
    Shrinking space for civil society organizations engaged in SRHR
    MMI side event to the World Health Assembly, hosted by the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute, and co-organized by Cordaid and Medicus Mundi Switzerland
    Announcement: www.medicusmundi.org/contributions/events/2019/sideevent2019
    Registration: here
  • Find an full overview here.
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