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CCGH 2020 Plenary Speakers

CCGH 2020 Plenary Speakers

Every year, the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) brings together inspiring speakers  to motivate, advocate, and share knowledge around critical topics in global health. CSIH, along with partners HealthNexus and the Alliance for Health Promotion,  are pleased to announce the following line-up for CCGH 2020. 

Opening Plenary:

Honorable Karina Gould

Minister of International Development, Government of Canada
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Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE 

Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute
UN Messenger of Peace
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Dr. Rohit Ramchandani

CEO, Antara Global Health Advisors
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health Innovation, University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems
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Innovating for Health: Funder perspectives

Tammy Clifford

Vice-President of Research Programs, CIHR
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Dr. Moredreck Chibi

Regional Innovation Adviser, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
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Montasser Kamal

Program Leader, Maternal and Child Health team, International Development Research Centre
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Jean-Bernard Parenteau

Director General, Canadian Partnerships for Health and Social Development, Global Affairs Canada
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Dr. Karlee Silver

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
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Changing Politics Plenary:

Dr. Shannon McDonald

Acting Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority British Columbia
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Dr. Maria Neira

Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization
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Dr. Martin McKee

Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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André Picard

Health columnist, The Globe and Mail
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Changing Environment Plenary:

Dr. Musonda Mumba

Chief of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment
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Onno Ruhl

General Manager, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat
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 Antonella Risso

International Climate Technical and Research Manager, Health Care Without Harm
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Dr. Renzo Guinto

Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab
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Gairdner Global Health Panel: Reading Signposts: Sustainable Development Goals & Global Health through the Pandemic Lens


Quarraisha & Salim Abdool Karim, 2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureates, CAPRISA

Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children

Tony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 2016 JDCGGHA Laureate

Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2015 JDCGGHA Laureate

10th Global Forum on Health Promotion

Dr. Rüdiger Krech

Director of the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization

Mihály Kökény

Former Minister of Health, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Ilona Kickbusch

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


Closing Plenary: Ensuring the future of Global Health: A tribute to Nursing and Midwives

Dr. Zeenat Sulaiman-Khan

Director of Projects and Clinical Programmes Development, Aga Khan Health Service(AKHS) East Africa; Adjunct Professor: Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery Tanzania
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Nathalie Pambrun

President, Canadian Association of Midwives
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Sarah Walji

Registered Nurse, Halton Healthcare, Nursing Now Young Nurse Board Member
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