This symposium in advance of and cooperation with the World Health Summit 2017 will track the genesis, impact and trajectory of German and Japanese global health policies and commitments over the last 25 years, especially by looking at the political and economic determinants. The symposium would also look to compare the role and influence of the two countries in the global health arena.
Attention has been drawn recently to both the German and the Japanese contributions and influence on global health through their respective chairing of the G7 in 2015 and 2016. In both cases, the heads of government - MERKEL and ABE - have shown great personal commitment and have ensured that global health constituted a significant part of the G7 agenda. Both countries have adopted a global health strategy. They have cooperated following the G7 and preparing the G20.
The symposium will assess what role the two countries have played in setting a new global health agenda and in providing financing for major initiatives - and most importantly, why they made these choices.
Participation on invitation only!