Strengthening Health Systems Across the World Through Surgery

The Global Surgery Unit will be delivering a Side Event at the 2024 World Health Assembly, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham, and The Lancet.

Tuesday 28th May, 18:00 - 22:00


The event is taking place at:

La Pastorale, Rte de Ferney 106, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

Registration and refreshments will be available from 18:00, with the event starting at 18:30. Following the event there will be a networking reception until 22:00.


We are pleased to offer registration for in-person attendance, or virtual attendance via Zoom.

Places for in-person attendance are limited, so please do sign up at your earliest opportunity.

Virtual attendance – please sign up on this link

In-person attendance – please sign up on the link

Stakeholder Engagement Meeting


18:00 Registration, welcome drinks and appetisers.
18:30 Welcome and opening talks
18:45 Surgery and Whole Systems Healthcare
19:30 Reliable and clean energy
20:15 Closing Session
20:30 Networking drinks
22:00 Close

*note the agenda is subject to change

This event is delivered in partnership with: