The future of health

Foster sustainable health systems

The way COVID-19 has disrupted economies, societies and health shows it to be a significant systemic hazard. The way it came about – emerging from previous zoonoses to become established as a human disease – reflects social, economic and environmental determinants deeply rooted in the unsustainable prevailing model of global development.

This, together with other current concerns such as the climate crisis and extreme inequity, calls upon the international community to build back better and increase preparedness for future global health crises.

The health sessions will examine conceptual frameworks and the role of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) to understand the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to combat it, including questions related to the overall dynamics of interfaces between STI, society and policies.

Conference programme

Health

26 October 2021

Plenary session
Plenary session: health
15:30 - 17:00
Dubai Exhibition Centre

Health

17 January 2022

Thematic plenary session
Technological solutions for addressing health crises and its impacts
14:00 - 15:30
Dubai Exhibition Centre

Health

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Health

Thematic plenary session

Technological solutions for addressing health crises and its impacts

17/01/2022, 14:00 - 15:30 GST (Dubai)

11:00 - 12:30 CET/WAT (Brussels, Nigeria)

12:00 - 13:30 SAST (Cape Town)

05:00 - 06:30 EST (New York)

19:00 - 20:30 KST (Seoul)

18:00 - 19:30 CST (Beijing)

15:30 - 17:00 IST (New Delhi)

07:00 - 08:30 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

Dubai Exhibition Centre & online

The plenary session will provide an update on what the international community has learned about the origin of the pandemic, the challenges for controlling it, lessons learned, explanations behind both poor and successful performance cases and how to be prepared for future pandemics. It will also touch on how the world can reshape to become more healthy, sustainable and equitable.

Chaired by

Paulo Gadelha

Paulo Gadelha

Fiocruz

Coordinator Fiocruz Strategy for 2030 Agenda

As the coordinator of the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda, Paulo Gadelha is in charge of promoting Fiocruz’s strategic engagement with the Agenda’s aspirational principles and goals. His background in technology includes studies of the application of technology in public health, healthcare models and the history of Science, Technology & Innovation.

Paulo Gadelha was the president of Fiocruz from 2009 to 2016, leading scientific achievements in biomedical sciences, the generation of scientific and technological knowledge and the promotion of health and social development. Previously, he founded and directed the “Casa de Oswaldo Cruz”, a Fiocruz Institute dedicated to the sociology and history of science and health.

Paulo is one of the ten members of the UN Secretary General’s “10-Member Group on Science, Technology & Innovation” and has served as a member of the National Health Council’s Science and Technology Intersectoral Commission. As president of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health, he chaired the 11th World Congress on Public Health. In cooperation with UN/DESA, he headed Fiocruz’s efforts in organising the 1st International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its health-related goals in 2017.

Deep dive session
Challenges faced in advancing technology for the production of medical goods
16:00 - 17:30
Dubai Exhibition Centre

Health

18 January 2022

Deep dive session
Environmental and social technologies to increase resilience to the global health crisis
14:00 - 15:15
Dubai Exhibition Centre

Health

19 January 2022

Deep dive session
STI roadmaps as a tool to build preparedness and resilience to future health crises
11:15 - 12:30

Health

Keynote speakers

Health

Top experts

Health

Thematic plenary session

Technological solutions for addressing health crises and its impacts

The plenary session will provide an update on what the international community has learned about the origin of the pandemic, the challenges for controlling it, lessons learned, explanations behind both poor and successful performance cases and how to be prepared for future pandemics. It will also touch on how the world can reshape to become more healthy, sustainable and equitable.

Health

Thematic plenary session

Technological solutions for addressing health crises and its impacts

17/01/2022, 14:00 - 15:30 GST (Dubai)

11:00 - 12:30 CET/WAT (Brussels, Nigeria)

12:00 - 13:30 SAST (Cape Town)

05:00 - 06:30 EST (New York)

19:00 - 20:30 KST (Seoul)

18:00 - 19:30 CST (Beijing)

15:30 - 17:00 IST (New Delhi)

07:00 - 08:30 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

Dubai Exhibition Centre & online

The plenary session will provide an update on what the international community has learned about the origin of the pandemic, the challenges for controlling it, lessons learned, explanations behind both poor and successful performance cases and how to be prepared for future pandemics. It will also touch on how the world can reshape to become more healthy, sustainable and equitable.

Chaired by

Paulo Gadelha

Paulo Gadelha

Fiocruz

Coordinator Fiocruz Strategy for 2030 Agenda

As the coordinator of the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda, Paulo Gadelha is in charge of promoting Fiocruz’s strategic engagement with the Agenda’s aspirational principles and goals. His background in technology includes studies of the application of technology in public health, healthcare models and the history of Science, Technology & Innovation.

Paulo Gadelha was the president of Fiocruz from 2009 to 2016, leading scientific achievements in biomedical sciences, the generation of scientific and technological knowledge and the promotion of health and social development. Previously, he founded and directed the “Casa de Oswaldo Cruz”, a Fiocruz Institute dedicated to the sociology and history of science and health.

Paulo is one of the ten members of the UN Secretary General’s “10-Member Group on Science, Technology & Innovation” and has served as a member of the National Health Council’s Science and Technology Intersectoral Commission. As president of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health, he chaired the 11th World Congress on Public Health. In cooperation with UN/DESA, he headed Fiocruz’s efforts in organising the 1st International Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its health-related goals in 2017.

Thematic coordinator

Health

Thematic partner