Go to series
Agenda Dialogues

Special Meeting 2024: Bridging the Health Gap

Since 1990, global efforts have successfully halved child mortality. Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, however, has been insufficient, with climate change and preventable diseases jeopardizing decades of advancement and millions of lives.

How can we strengthen the global health architecture to eradicate disease and make essential health innovations accessible to all?

This is the full audio from a session at the Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development in Riyadh on 28 April, 2024. Watch it here: https://www.weforum.org/events/special-meeting-on-global-collaboration-growth-and-energy-for-development-2024/sessions/redefining-the-global-health-agenda/


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister, Pakistan

Keir Simmons, Chief International Correspondent, NBC News

​Fahad bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel​, Minister of Health, Saudi Arabia

Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Anita Zaidi, President, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

Catch up on all the action from the Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development at wef.ch/specialmeeting24 and across social media using the hashtag #specialmeeting24.

Check out all our podcasts on wef.ch/podcasts:

Podcast transcript

Health and Healthcare Systems

More episodes:

Agenda Dialogues

Recharging Growth in China

CDC monitoring bird flu spread, and other top health stories

Shyam Bishen

June 19, 2024

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2024 World Economic Forum