High-Level meeting: Universal Health Day 12.12.2022

High-Level meeting: Universal Health Day 12.12.2022
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Universal Health Day 2022
Build the world we want: a healthy future for all
High-Level meeting  
Monday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. (EST)

The event will have simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and International Sign Language.


The Pan American Health Organization is organizing a series of regional and country level events to celebrate this day under the motto: “Forge the world we want: a healthy future for all.” The high-level meeting will seek to deepen the debate on guaranteeing a post pandemic social development agenda that includes and develops society’s and health system’s resilience capacity as a fundamental attribute to protect the life and well-being of the people of the Region.

Resuming the path towards Universal Health, building a healthy future for everyone, positions health at the center of the global agenda, calling for action on the structural social determinants of health, in multisectoral action and with communities in the territories.


Moderator: James Fitzgerald, Director, Health Systems and Services, PAHO

  • Welcome and introduction

  • Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO Director, Pan American Health Organization: Path of the Region of the Americas towards Universal Health. Analysis to get back on track and call to action to ensure the right to health

  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): Strategic axes to consolidate advances in social protection in the Region

  • Panel of Ministers of Health of the Region: The right to health and the necessary changes in the countries to achieve social protection and a well-being state 

  • Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr., PAHO Director-Elect: Closing remarks