7th & 8th October
11th & 12th October
STREAM 1: RESILIENCE
The first two days of the conference will explore the many ways in which Health Partnerships have demonstrated resilience in the face of great adversity. From health system strengthening and programmatic adaptations to the wellbeing of health workers this stream will ask; how have our programmes adapted and our workforce responded?
STREAM 2: SOLIDARITY
Recognising the extraordinary positive achievements of those who have flexed their work to respond to COVID-19 the final days of the conference will challenge the tensions inherent in global partnerships and an increasingly challenging global landscape. From intersectionality and GESI considerations to the UK's diminished aid budget, the stream will be led by the partners from around the world.
Stark inequities in the availability of COVID-19 vaccines globally and draconian reductions in UK Aid have defined the first half of 2021. What does this mean for a Health Partnership community intent on working in solidarity across borders?
Our 2021 Annual Conference will examine the myriad forms of solidarity across the Health Partnership community in this International Year of the Health and Care Worker and look to the future, as the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference in November and works to define itself on a global stage.
Bringing together leading voices from across the health, development, academic and government communities, conference participants will be invited to discuss how the Health Partnership approach has evolved in response to the pandemic, conflict and cuts over the past year; celebrate the continuing exchanges of expertise that have characterised this year; and consider how global solidarity can help to sustain the mental wellbeing of health professionals at a time of unprecedented strain.
In an era of climate crisis THET believes there can be no justification for holding large conferences with heavy carbon footprints. Our Conference this year will therefore remain online and will be held over four mornings to ensure the greatest access for our partners around the world. Supported by Health Education England, Johnson & Johnson and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, join us for our largest and most international conference yet!