The 3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health was held on 4-5 December in Dubai and focused on the timely topic of Access to Essential Medicines and Technologies.
The programme was built around a simple but powerful belief: the issue of access is enormous, but the task of finding achievable solutions to it doesn’t need to be daunting. Therefore, the 3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health took a pragmatic approach and broke down the issue into relevant subsystems – universal health coverage, procurement, monitoring and surveillance, and prescribing by health workers. The event culminated with key opinion leaders in government, civil society, academia and the private sector proposing specific Calls to action to make progress on the issues of Access to medicines and technologies.
A diverse group of speakers from governments, international and non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector engaged participants in interactive presentations, case studies, debates and workshops.
Heart disease and stroke remain the world’s foremost causes of premature death, despite being largely preventable through the mitigation of risk factors. Together, the cardiovascular disease (CVD) community and multi-sectoral partners need to reframe outreach strategies and tools for action to raise the priority status of CVD nationally and globally.
The Global Summit for Circulatory Health is the thought leadership event designed to elevate the world’s number one killer as the top priority for Key Opinion Leaders, Ministers of Health and Public Health Officials, and Industry Leaders.
The aim of the Summit is to: