WHO director general to deliver opening message at Global Health Horizons 2018

RCP Global has announced that Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, will provide a video message to accompany the opening remarks of former RCP president Professor Dame Jane Dacre at the Global Health Horizons conference on 3 December 2018.

In the address, Dr Adhanom will discuss the new emerging global health challenges and reflect on the importance of achieving the sustainable development goals to the health of the world’s population. He will also acknowledge the importance of supporting the global health workforce and the challenges we face in achieving universal health coverage.

[...] welcomed Dr Adhanom’s message as an important illustration of how the work of RCP Global and The BMJ fits into a worldwide programme of improving patient outcomes and supporting the global health workforce.

Professor Ali Jawad, RCP vice president (Global)

Professor Ali Jawad, RCP vice president (Global), said that the Global Health Horizons team welcomed Dr Adhanom’s message as an important illustration of how the work of RCP Global and The BMJ fits into a worldwide programme of improving patient outcomes and supporting the global health workforce.

I would like to thank Dr Adhanom for his contribution. In our 500th year, under the presidency of Professor Andrew Goddard, the RCP recognises the increasing importance of our international members and we are committed to supporting physicians globally.

Global Health Horizons is a 1-day conference organised in partnership with The BMJ that will bring together members, fellows, partners and medical experts to address the greatest challenges and opportunities in the field of medicine.