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UHC Day Event - Strengthening care systems to achieve equity

Moderator: Kelly du Plessis, RDI Council & Rare Diseases South Africa

1. Opening Statement:

• Vytenis Andriukaitis, WHO Special Envoy for UHC
• Gabriela Cuevas Baron, Co-chair of UHC2030 Steering Committee and former Member of Parliament at Mexican Congress

2. The Role of Civil Society in Equitable Global Health Governance

• Member of the UHC2030 CSEM Advisory Group (speaker to be announced)

3. Launch of the RDI Health Equity Statement

• Ritu Jain, DEBRA International and member of RDI Council

4. Learning from other Vulnerable Populations

• Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative (TBC)

5. Ensuring Inclusion and Participation of PLWRD in National Strategies

• Speaker to be announced

6. Strengthening Care Systems for PLWRD: The Global Rare Disease Community in Action

• Flaminia Macchia, RDI Executive Director

7. Closing Remarks

• Durhane Wong-Rieger, Chair of RDI Council

Dec 13, 2021 02:00 PM in Paris

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