Takeaways from the 77th United Nations General Assembly: Breaking Down Silos, Supporting the Global Fund’s 7th Replenishment, and Unpacking Global Development’s Talent Gap with Dr. Kelly Collins

Episode 13  |  40 minutes

What is the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and why does it matter? Jonathan Jackson and Dr. Kelly Collins attended the 77th UN General Assembly and join the podcast to share their key takeaways from the week, including the Global Fund’s 7th Replenishment. You’ll also hear reflections on the talent gap in global health and development.

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Episode Highlights:

2:45 Why UNGA week matters and why Dimagi attended
5:01: Overall impressions from the week
6:50 The need and challenge of breaking down silos in global health to leverage tools across areas of need, maximize value for money and improve health outcomes
8:15 What tech innovators can do to help break down silos
8:40 The reversal in progress on HIV, TB, and malaria due to COVID-19 and what that means for the development community
12:20: How do we get more value from existing funding
15:56: The need for integrated care
17:20 the need for political commitment to ending disease
18:35 The challenge of earmarking in aid funding and a bit of empathy for donors
21:29 the Global Fund: What is it and why does it matter?
25:16: What was it like at the 7th replenishment? Highlights and reflections
29:15: Dimagi’s $5M commitment to the Global Fund
31:06: What will Dimagi do differently as a result of attending UNGA?
33:31: The talent gap in global health and development

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