Lilly: Geneva Health Forum Focuses on Health Workers

Lilly: Geneva Health Forum Focuses on Health Workers

By Evan Lee

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Lilly's Dr. Evan Lee

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:35am

CAMPAIGN: Lilly Global Health Programs


Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

Lilly is participating in the Geneva Health Forum this week, a vibrant annual forum on pressing global health issues. This session will build on last year’s exchange on non-communicable diseases with a focus that includes the challenges frontline health workers face -- covering topics such as primary care, health services integration, and global health governance. Practitioners and academics from diverse fields will discuss strategies to integrate care and empower health workers at the forefront of global health initiatives in a rapidly evolving environment. 

These are issues where Lilly has had the opportunity to work with capable partners to address some of these challenges in the field and on the frontlines. For example, since 2011, we have been working in South Africa with the Donald Woods Foundation, Project HOPE and the Lilly NCD Partnership. In our work with Donald Woods, we have zeroed in on the Eastern Cape, a largely rural province on the country’s southeastern shore with very limited access to healthcare- people who require hospital-level care may have to travel up to 60 miles.

To read more about the Geneva Health Forum and how Lilly is helping frontline health workers, please visit our blog.