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Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Dr Joanna Nurse

Commonwealth Support for Universal Health Coverage

Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education for the Commonwealth Secretariat, outlines the main health issues in the Sustainable Development Goals, and looks forward to the 2017 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting.

HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Gender and Equality in the Commonwealth

The President of Malta, HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, encourages states to celebrate diversity and prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of the Commonwealth.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Enrique Peña Nieto

A New Approach to Water Management

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, and Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, explain the work of the High Level Panel on Water, and call on all levels of government, civil society and the private sector to mobilise action and innovative finance for a water-secure world.

Dr Colin Tukuitonga

Addressing NCDs in the Pacific

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community, highlights the huge problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific and outlines the urgent action required by national-level stakeholders and development partners.

Prof. S Yunkap Kwankam and Prof. Michael Miller

Tackling the Burden of Diabetes through Digital Health

Prof. S Yunkap Kwankam, CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, and Prof. Michael Miller, CEO of the Care Innovation Corporation, show that diabetes and other non-communicable diseases can best be alleviated and controlled through a digital healthcare model, and introduce the Virtual Chronic Care Continuum (VC3).

Mark Suzman

Ending Malaria in Our Generation

Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy & Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights that eradication of malaria is within reach for the first time in a generation and calls upon Commonwealth ministers to take the lead in eliminating malaria through coordination, collaboration and investment.

Jim O’Neill

Global Action against Drug-Resistant Infections

Jim O’Neill, former Chair of the independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, summarises the results of the Review and stresses the need to sustain the notable degree of recent progress if the world is to keep ahead of the ‘superbugs’.

Mark Dybul

Innovative Fincancing to End Epidemics

Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, explores various approaches that facilitate finance and sustain progress in worldwide health advances.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Investing in Youth to Harness Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, discusses the African Union’s theme for 2017: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth, and looks at the four key pillars that are critical to driving change and setting African countries on the path towards harnessing the demographic dividend.