Taking Action Symposium – April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019
Program, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Reception to follow, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health |  677 Huntington Ave., 1st Floor, Boston, MA 

Join us for a special event on April 1, Taking Action: Three Reports on Global Health Care Quality. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will host a symposium on recent reports addressing global health care quality, country-level and global perspectives, and discussion on future action.

Watch a video of the event.



Welcome Remarks

  • Dean Michelle A. Williams

Report Summaries Panel

  • High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals Era:
    time for a revolution | Dr. Margaret E. Kruk
  • Delivering Quality Health Services: A Global Imperative for Universal
    Health Coverage | Dr. Jeremy Veillard
  • Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care
    Worldwide | Dr. Donald M. Berwick

Overview of Reports’ Similarities and Differences

  • Dr. Muhammad A. Pate

Country-level and Global Perspectives Panel

  • Nigeria | Dr. Muhammad A. Pate
  • India | Ms. Sujata Saunik
  • Global Overview | Dr. Olusoji O. Adeyi
  • Moderator | Ms. Jigyasa Sharma

Taking Action Discussion

  • All panelists
  • Moderator | Ms. Jigyasa Sharma

Closing Remarks

  • Dean Michelle A. Williams


Olusoji O. Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH
Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice
The World Bank Group

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Margaret E. Kruk, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Global Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Muhammad A. Pate, MD, MBA, MSc
Co-Chair, The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality
Health Systems in the SDG Era

Ms. Sujata Saunik
Takemi Fellow, IAS
Principal Secretary, Maharashtra, Mumbai, India

Jigyasa Sharma, MSc
Doctor of Science candidate
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jeremy Veillard, PhD
Program Manager, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative,
The World Bank Group

Michelle A. Williams, ScD
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School