The Atlanta Summit on Global Health is an annual gathering of international public health experts focused on a designated global health theme. The summit, founded in 2011 and organized by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and CSIS, draws upon the wealth of global health expertise in the greater Atlanta area, including but not limited to officials of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, and CARE USA. It enlists strong corporate participation, along with the leadership of Atlanta, key media, and experts from Washington, D.C. and beyond. Previous summit themes include health and natural disasters, adolescent girls’ and women’s health, refugees, and food security.
VIII Annual Atlanta Summit
The theme of the 2019 Global Health Conference was urbanization and health, with a focus on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It began with a high-level dinner on the evening of October 13, attended by speakers, sponsors, and prominent Atlanta opinion leaders. October 14 featured a half-day conference comprised of two panels and 1-2 keynote addresses. The conference examined options to strengthen critical infrastructure such as health services, transportation, housing, and sanitation in lower- and middle-income countries. It also examined the centrality of local leadership, and promised opportunities for public-private partnerships.
We welcomed some experts from Washington D.C., Sao Paulo, and Dakar.