Universal Health Coverage - Health Is a Human Right

DOORS OPEN AT 17:30

Join world leaders, youth advocates, celebrity champions and civil society for an evening recognizing the courageous citizens and communities rising to demand
health for all.

Couldn’t watch the event live?
Watch the recorded video in English and Japanese.

CO-HOSTS

Tsepiso Makwetla
News and Current Affairs Anchor, South African Broadcasting Corporation

Sputniko!
Artist; University of Tokyo Associate Professor; 2017 World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader” of Asia

OPENING PERFORMANCE

Maaya Wakasugi  
Calligrapher/Artist, Performer 

WELCOME REMARKS

Kazuyuki Nakane
State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan

OPENING KEYNOTE

Alaa Murabit
UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth; SDG Global Advocate

COMMITMENTS OF ACTION

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization

Isaac F. Adewole
Minister of Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Batool Alwahdani
Vice-President for External Affairs, International Federation of Medical Students’ Assocations (IFMSA)

Paul Lackson Zacaria Chibingu
Member of Parliament, Malawi; Vice-Chair, African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

Jim Yong Kim 
President, World Bank Group

Santosh Kumar Giri
Secretary and Executive Director, Kolkata Rista, India

Githinji Gitahi
Co-chair, UHC2030 Steering Committee; CEO, Amref Health Africa

Sania Nishtar
Founder & President, Heartfile; Co-Chair, Independent High-Level Panel on NCDs

Mark Suzman
Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

UHC Youth Japan

CELEBRATING THE HEALTH FOR ALL MOVEMENT

Cherdchai Chaivaivid
Minister, The Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Ricardo Lagos
Former President of Chile; Member of The Elders

CLOSING REMARKS AND PERFORMANCE

Yvonne Chaka Chaka 
Singer, Songwriter; President of Princess of Africa Foundation

Health is a human right, but we have a long way to go until all people—no matter who they are, where they live or how much money they have—can get the health care they need.

Together we will urge every nation to accelerate progress and leave no one behind.

EVENT CO-ORGANIZERS

UHC COALITION • CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT MECHANISM FOR UHC2030 • JAPAN CSO NETWORK ON GLOBAL HEALTH • THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION • JAPAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE • GLOBAL CITIZEN • THE ELDERS

UHC FORUM CO-ORGANIZERS

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN • JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY • UNICEF • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION • WORLD BANK GROUP • THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP FOR UHC2030