Geneva Health Forum

7th Edition: Precision Global Health in the Digital Age

10-12 April 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

The Global Health Forum (GHF) is the forum for innovative practices in global health.


Plenary Talk

Emerging infectious diseases crisis

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 9:00 – 10:30


  • Daniel Bausch, Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, London, United Kingdom
  • Isabella Eckerle, Associate professor, Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Laurent Kaiser, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory of Virology and Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Bernard Pécoul, Executive Director, DNDi, Switzerland
  • Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland


Parallel Session 

Are neglected tropical diseases affected by ehealth?

Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Chair: François Chappuis, Head of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Division, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Participatory approaches and open data on venomous snakes: A neglected opportunity in the global snakebite crisis?
Lester Darryl Geneviève,  research assistant, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland

From polyvalent platform sharing to universal health coverage: Is hepatitis C the game changer?
Francesco Marinucci, Head of the HCV and HIV unit, FIND, Geneva, Switzerland

Microscopy imaging enables validation of diagnosis for clinical trials 
Digas Ngolo, Investigator Coordinator, DNDi Africa, Kinshasa, DRC

Assessment of the viability of Onchocerca sp. adult worms with Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy
Anne Planat-Chrétien, CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France 



3-Dimensional Scanning for a Phase-2 Clinical Trial in Mycetoma in Sudan
Liberton N, van Eijnatten M, Slaa S, Siddig E, Hassan R, Fahal AH, Wolff J, Zijlstra E


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