President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is this morning expected to address a session on health at the World Economic Forum currently taking place in Davos, Switzerland.
According to statistics being presented at the conference, there is a 19-year gap in average life expectancy between low and high-income countries, primarily driven by inequities in health.
During the session themed ‘Investing In Health Equity’, the Malawi leader will highlight efforts by Least Developed Countries and States forming the Southern Africa Development Community Bloc in improving the health sector, what needs to be done to make the health sector robust and the support that needs to be channelled from developed countries on the same.
The session will also explore how leaders across sectors can prioritize policies, investments and partnerships to close gaps in health equity and accelerate action at scale in the pursuit of health and well-being for all.
The Malawi leader will be joined by Aron Cramer, President and Chief Executive Officer of BSR, Caroline Anstey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pact and Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer of Novo Nordisk Foundation among other leaders.
The World Economic Forum provides a global platform for discussing and finding practical solutions to global challenges.