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Visit of Tanaiste to Bahrain and South Africa, 10-22 March 2006

Draft programme Travelling party

Ms Mary Harney TD, Tanaiste and Minister for Health and Children Mr Brian Geoghegan (Tanaiste's husband)

Ms Patricia Ryan, Special Advisor to the Tanaiste Mr Paul Flanagan, Private Secretary to the Tanaiste

Mr Mark Costigan, Deputy Government Press Secretary

Mr Brendan Phelan, Principal Officer, International Unit, Department of Health and Children Mr Brendan Lyons, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs (Bahrain only)

Bahrain

HE Tom Russell, Ambasador ofIreland to Bahrain Mr Alan Cummins - First Secretary, Embassy Riyadh

South Africa

HE Gerard Corr, Ambassador of Ireland

Mr James Hennessy, First Secretary, Embassy Pretoria Mr Paul Gleeson

Mr Pat Curran, Head of Development, IRISH AID

Ms Emer O'Brien, Development Specialist, IRISH AID

Friday 10 March

08:55

Depart Dublin on Gulf Air GF 24

18:55

Arrive Bahrain

Greeted by: Minister of Health

Transfer to Regency Intercontinental Hotel (accommodation provided by EDB Bahrain)

Saturday 11 March

Call on H.M. the King

Call on Prime Minister

17:00 - 17:30

Opening of Honorary Consulate in Bahrain

20.00

Gulf Air Gala Dinner, Al Sawany restaurant

Monday 13 March

08:30

Meeting with Minister for Health

09:30

Arrive accompanied by Minister of Health at Ritz Carlton for RCSI Overseas Meeting

Tuesday 14 March

Wed 15 March

Thursday 16 March

09:30 - 10:00

10:00

10:05 11.30

11.45 - 12.30

15:00

pm

10:00 - 12:00

pm

am

19:45 - 20:30

21:50

05:50

12:30-14:30

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Remain in holding room for meeting with Prime Minister

Enter Al-Noor auditorium for speeches in following sequence:

RCSI President

Bahraini Minister of Health Tanaiste

Keynote lecture (30 minutes) by RCSI CEO

Return to holding room for shortmeeting with PM and RCSI Council members (30 people)

Transfer to MUB to lay-foundation-stone for Medical University.of Bahrain / Medical Oasis of Bahrain.

Ceremony conducted Prof Kevin O'Malley

Meeting with HRH Sheikh Mohammed, Chairman oftheEDB

Dinner with Minister of Health

Call on Chairman of Economic Development Board

Visit ESBI power grid project

Dinner hosted by HRH Sheikh Mohammed, Chairman of the EDB

Aer Rianta event

Visit industrial estate in which IDI involved

Attend reception pre St Patrick's Society Ball, Gulf Hotel

Depart Bahrain for Johannesburg GF 715 Farewell by Minister of Health

Arrive Johannesburg

Transfer to Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg

Embassy Reception, Ambassador's Residence,381 Bramley, Pretoria.

This Reception will be for 300 guests including

14:30

15: 15

16.00 18:30 19:00

21:30

Friday 17 March

07:45

08: 15 - 08:30

08:30-10:00

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Ambassadors, Government officials, business, media and Irish citizens.

Diplomats tend to come and leave early whereas the Irish community will stay longer (many of them are nuns and priests).

The Tanaiste will be expected to make a fairly brief speech, draft material supplied separately. (Note: due to Cabinet Meeting in Cape Town, SA Minister will not be available.)

Depart reception for Hospice

Visit to Leratong Hospice, Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

This project is run by Fr Kieran Creagh - Irish International Person of the Year 2004.With tremendous community.involvement and through a number of international and local sponsors Father Creagh managed, to raise the funds needed to complete the hospice building which opened its doors on the 28th of June 2004. Christened Leratong "the place oflove", the hospice can provide accommodation for up to 18 terminally ill patients at anyone time. Contact: Fr. Kieran Creagh-

Depart for hotel in Johannesburg

Depart Hotel for Restaurant

Irish Business Network Dinner for 20 guests sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and the Embassy. To be held at Wombles Restaurant in Parktown North, Johannesburg.

Enterprise Ireland has invited a number of client companies to attend together with key customers. Separate briefing will be supplied by EI nearer the date.

Depart restaurant for Hotel

Depart for Saxon Hotel, Sandhurst, Johannesburg

Tourism Ireland promotional photo shoot for SABC television show to be filmed in Ireland.

Tourism Ireland Breakfast. II has invited a

Cape Town

Saturday 18 March

10:00 12:00 14:10

15:30

15:45 - 15:50

15:50

18:55

19:00 for 19:30

10:00

10:30

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number of travel companies and media representatives to attend.

Separate briefing will be supplied by TI.

(Mr. Paul O'Toole, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland will attend.)

Depart for Johannesburg airport VIP

Depart for Cape Town SA 333

Arrive

Transfer Table Bay Hotel (1 suite and 5 rooms booked)

Depart hotel for Company Gardens

"Soundbite" interview with RTE. To be used for RTE Six One News andTG4. Venue is the Old Reserve Bank.

Contact: Breandan Del.ap .

Email: ..

(Also Michael Lally and Kieran McConville in CT from 8/3, Breandan DeLap arrives on CT on 10/3, all leave 5pm on 19/3.)

Tanaiste to meet and greet EUllJ@_g'tllfJi~t the Old Reserve Bank on St George's Mall

Depart for Hotel

Depart hotel for Dinner

Cape Town Irish Association Dinner Dance, Granger Bay Hotel School (next to the Radisson Hotel) Mouille Point.

Chairman Chris Mahon.

Attendance of approximately 1 00-150.

Depart Dinner for Hotel

Depart Table Bay Hotel

Arrive at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Belville Campus)

Greeted by Vice-Chancellor of the University (name to be confirmed), Mr Allan Taylor (NSF AS) & Ms Glenda Glover (REAP)

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Audience with Vice-Chancellor and opportunity to meet students funded by the Irish Government through NSF AS

Visit to college memorial site for students who have died of AIDS.

Note:

The Irish Government have been supporting NSF AS since 1993 and REAP since 1998. Bursary support to these bodies is aimed mainly at the most disadvantaged students from rural areas who wish to further their studies. The aim has been to award 50% of Irish Aid-funded bursaries to women. Bishop Slattery of Kokstad is Chairperson of REAP and Fr. Vincent Brennan (Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference) is a board member. Mr Allan Taylor was a special adviser to former Minister Kader Asmal, Contacts: Allan Taylor NSF A

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Depart University

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Informal Lunch for delegation hosted by Ambassador at La Colombe Restaurant, Constantia

14:30

Depart for next meeting

16:00

Meeting with Deputy President, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Government venue TBe. Contact: Mr. Chris Botha, OF Cell:~ Fax:

Email

17:00

Press Conference

17: 15

Depart for Hotel

17:45

Depart for Dinner

Evening

Eurocape St. Patrick's Ball, Company Gardens. Mr Frank Gormley of Howard Holdings has organised a six-day long St. Patrick's Festival of which this Charity Gala Ball is the highlight.

Mr Gormley expects a number of SA Ministers to be among the attendance of approximately 650.

Sunday 1 9 March

Monday 20 March

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Tanaiste to speak (BLACK TIE).

22:00

Depart for Hotel

10:00

Depart Hotel

10: 15

Arrive Salesian Institute Street Youth Project Salesian Institute, 2 Somerset Road, Cape Town. The Street Youth Project caters to homeless young people aged 16 to 24. The ultimate goal is to re-integrate the street youth into mainstream society, armed with the social and technical skills to cope in the long-term.

The director of this project is Fr. PatNaughton

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11 :00

Depart for Hotel

{Note: TG 4 will already have made a documentary on this project during their visit to CT}

20.00

Dinner hosted by Tanaiste for members of Irish Community

12:00

Depart Hotel

12:30

Arrive Khayelitsha Township for visit to Zanokhanyo Training Centre followed by light lunch.

This Centre provides practical training for women in basic housekeeping skills and the use of electrical appliances to enable them to seek employment. The course - 5 weeks in durationqualifies for a certificate from the Department of Labour.

Patricia Mullen (formerly APSO) is a member of the management committee.

Contact: Nadine Smith-Clarke, Project Manager

14:00

Visit Medicins sans Frontieres Clinic, HIV-AIDS. Khayelitsha, with a population of around half a million, has the highest HIV rate in the whole Cape peninsula (30% prevalence in antenatal care clinics). In 2000, MSF in partnership with the

Tuesday 21 March

Wednesday 22 March

15:00

17:30

18:00 - 20:00

06:30

08:00 10:00 12:10

21 :35

01:50 06:55

health department of the Provincial Government of Western Cape started to offer comprehensive service for people with HIV/AIDS, including the roll-out of antiretroviral treatment, which commenced in May 2001 (the first such public roll-out site in South Africa). Currently, 3,200 benefit from the ARV services in Khayelitsha. Irish Aid is not involved in funding the MSF programme.

Contact: Nathan Ford __

Depart Khayelitsha for Hotel

Depart Hotel for reception

Embassy Reception for Irish Community at Ambassador's Residence in Constantia. There will be approximately 80-100 guests in attendance including Irish community and religious.

Depart Hotel for Airport

Depart Cape Town for Johannesburg SA 314

Arrive Johannesburg

Depart Johannesburg on GF 716 for Bahrain

Arrive Bahrain

Depart G F 23 Bahrain for Dublin

Arrive Dublin

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EMBASSY - PRETORIA Contact Points

Ambassador Corr Fax:

James Hennessy Paul Gleeson Monika Jacobs Marize de Klerk Corina Welding Gina McAuliffe Miriam Nhlapho Anna Baloyi Aaron Ndlovu

Patrick Curran (Direct line Emer O'Brien

(Direct Line Mandla Msimanga Malcolm White Tamara Mathebula Anne Anamela Annalize Fourie Belindah Maboane David Mawala

Residence TelePhone.a:; Residence Fax

Residence Address: 381 Bramley Street, Waterkloof

P.O. Box 4174 Pretoria, 000 I

EMBASSY

IRISH AID

Pretoria Residence

Postal Address - Embassy of Ireland

Email Pretoria@dfa.ie

Website www.embassyireland.org.za

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Residence Fax 012 460 0065

Residence Address: 381 Bramley

Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria

SWITCHBOARD: (012) 342 5062

FAX: (012) 3425785 - AMBASSAPOR FAX: (012) 3424752 - EMBASSY

FAX (012) 342 3461 - DCI

EXTENSIONS

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JAMES 108

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PAUL 119

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PAT ~ 121

EMER 115

MARIZE 114

BELINDAH 130

MIRIAM 128

GINA 102

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CORINA 120

MONIKA 112

MANDLA 129

MALCOLM 131

TAMARA 121

ANNE 123

ANNALIZE ]25

SWITCHBOARD 100

CAPETOWN Office Telephone Office Fax

0214230432 021 4230433

Frank

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Email

Cape Town Residence

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Arrive Philadelphia lnternational Airport (local time)

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14:30

18:00

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6-5-2006 (Saturday)

10:00

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8-5-2006 (Monday)

08:00

12:30

14:00

17:00

20:00

9-5-2006 (Tuesday)

09:00

10:00

15:00

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Depart Airport for Hotel

ITMAT Conference Dinner (Garret Fitzgerald)

Overnight - Four Seasons Hotel

time tbc - Speak at the launch of the new InstituteTranslational Medicine and Therapeutics

Dinner organised by Professor Garret Fitzgerald

Visit Abrahamson Cancer Centre - met by Dr. Steve Hahn, Director of Radiation Therapy

Depart to John Hopkins Centre, Baltimore Visit John Hopkins Medicine

Transfer to Washington DC

Overnight at Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

Meeting with Deputy Secretary, Alex Azar, DHSS

Visit the National Cancer Institute

For Info - Statements in the Seanad on A&E

Day Date

Time

Location

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Meet Professor Jeffrey O'Connell

17:00

(I, Renaissan

Mayflowe Hotel

18:00

,- Tanaiste's Ditil office

18:30

a, 2534

Belmont Road NW

19:25 a,
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Street,
NW
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15:30

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19:00

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21:50

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11-5-2006 (Thursday)

10:00

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For info - Parliamentary Party meeting

Attend the 9th May Europe Day Reception hosted by Ambassador John Bruton at his residence

Depart Ambassador Brutons residence for dinner with the Ambassador

Dinner at Ambassadors residence

Visit Washington Hospital Centre/Washington Cancer Institute

Lunch appointment with Susan Davis

Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion

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.. meet Secretary Leavitt

Possible visit to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Awards dinner - Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Depart for Andrews Airforce Base

Depart Washington - Andrews Airforce Base (local time)

For info - Conference "eHealth in the Europe of the Regions"

Arrive Baldonnel

Date/Time

19.30

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Quality and Safety in Healthcare

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Tour of Hospital facilities

11.00 - 11.30

12:00 - 13:30

PrimeMinister'sOffice, Lunch. hosted by. Mr Goran

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Landstingshuset, Stockholm County Council

Briefing on I nfection Control

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St Patrick's Day reception

17.00 - 18.15

Ambassador's Residence, Engelbrektsgatan

21, 11432 Stockholm

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Royal Ministry of Health and Care Services

Bi-Iateral with Minister of Health and Care Services, Ms Sylvia Brustad

17.00 - 19.00

St Patrick's Day reception hosted by Ambassador

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Oslo Chancery, Haakon VII's Gate

10.00

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Location

Details

National Health Board

Meet with Dr Else Smith, Director of the National Health Board of Denmark

19.30 -

Cap Horn Restaurant, Nyhavn 21 Copenhagen

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14:00 e. Depart Baldonnel at 11 :00 (local) Arrive Toronto 13:10 (local)

Trip to canada

Visit oncology facilities and meet Cancer Care Ontario

Meet with Dr Jim McLean, Director, primary Care Services

Meeting with Mr Allen Gelberg, Director MaRS Collaboration Centre

Lunch hosted by Cancer Care Ontario

Meet with Dr Terry Sullivan Cancer Care Ontario

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Day _ Date

Time

Loca1ion

Function

16:00

(l, Pricess

Margaret Hospital

Meet with Dr Mary Gostodarowicz

18:30

Depart Toronto 18:30 (local) Arrive Vancouver 20: 15 (local)

19:00

Travel to Vancouver

7-2-2006 (Tuesday)

08:30

BC Cancer Agency

10:00

For Information: Government Meeting

19:00

Dinner hosted by BC Cancer Agency

8-2-2006 (Wednesday)
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16:00 ~,
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Arrive Mid Main Community Health Centre

Lunch With Penny Ballem, Deputy Minister for Health

For Information: Cabinet Committee on Housing, Infrastructure and PPP's

Depart Vancouver 16:00 (local) Arrive Edmonton 18:20 (local)

Depart Edmonton

Depart Edmondon 19:20 (loeal) Arrive Baldonnel 10: 1 0 (local)

Arrive Baldonnel

11-2-2006 (Saturday)

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Visit by

Minister of- Health Mary Harney T.D.

to the

Czech Republic

12 - 15 March. 2008

ST PATRICK'S DAY 2007

Visit to Czech Republic by Minister of Health Mary Harney

13th - 15th March 2007

Table of Contents

1. Visit Programme

2. Overall Steering Note

3.

General Speaking Points (if required)

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4. Press conference to launch St. Patrick's Festival

Speaking Points

5. St. Patrick's Day Reception

Speaking Points

6. Dinner at Official Residence

Speaking Points

Friday, 14 March

7. Meeting with Irish medical students

Speaking Points

8. Bilateral Meeting with Czech Minister for Health

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Background Note on Czech Health Care Reforms

Saturday, 15 March

9. Wreath-laying ceremony at Ogilvy Family Crypt

Speaking Points

Background Note

10. Czech-lrish Business Association Annual Ball

Speaking Points

General Background Material

11. Political Background Note
12. Economic Background
Bilateral Economic Relations
Note on the Irish Economy
13. EU Reform Treaty
Background Note
<::> 14. Cultural Relations
Background Note
15. Tourism Ireland
Czech Market Brief
Background Material
16. Local Events
Background Notes DRAFT OUTLINl~ PROGRAMME

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Visit to Prague by Ms. Mary Harney T.D.

Minister for Health and Children

12-16 lVla rch 2008

Wednesday, 12 March

22:15

Arrive Old Ruzyne Airport Prague by Government Jet

Greeted by:

H. E. Mr Donal Hamill, Ambassador of Ireland to tile Czech Republic

Transfer to Hotel J 11 tercontincntal tuim. Currieovych 5, Prague 1

Thursday, 13 March

10:30 Press conference at Caffrey's to launch St. Patrick's Festival

Possible media interviews TIJC

12:30

Informal luncheon

17:30

Official SL Patrick's Day Reception in cooperation with Enterprise Ireland

Brevnov Monastery, Markctska I, Prague

Welcoming remarks by Ambassador Hamill

Remarks by MUDr. Pfcmysl Sobotka, President of the Senate

Address by Minister

20:00

Dinner in honour of Minister at Official Residence Na Zatorce 19, Prague 6

Friday, 14 March

13:00 Bilateral meeting with MU[k Tomas Jullnck, Minister for Health Ministry a/Health, Palackeho natn. 4, Prague 2

15:00

Guided tour of Old Town Square and/or Prague Castle

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Meeting with Iris;' medical students (l1JC)

Saturday, 15 March

12:00

St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Thomas' Church

12:30

Wreath-laying ceremony at Ogilvy Family Crypt

Brief remarks by Minister

16:00

England v Ireland rugby match

19:30

Annual Ball of' the Czech-Irish Business Association Intercontinental Hotel, 11(1111. Currieovych 5, Prague J

Welcoming remarks by Mr John Mcf.arthy, President of eLBA

Address by Minister

Short performance of Irish dancing

Sunday 16 March

10:40 Delegation departs (OK 670)

13:45 TBCMinistcr and Mr Geoghegan depart

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Delegation

Ms Mary Harney T.D. Mr Brian Geoghegan Ms Patricia Ryan

Mr Mark Costigan

Mr Paul Flanagan

Telephone number's Mr Paul Flanagan Mr Brian FIYlln Embassy car

Mr Marti II Stich (driver I) Mr Jan Holecek (driver 2) Hotel Intercontinental Embassy of Ireland

Old Ruzync Airport Prague Frank Haughton/Caffrey's Chairman Sobotka's Office Ministry of Health

Medical students

John McCarthy

VIP Airport

Tour guide

Minister for Health and Children

Special Adviser

Deputy Government Spokesperson Private Secretary to the Minister

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Informa I Meeting of Min isters for Health

17 -18 April 2008 Brdo, S'ovenlja

Tentative programme

'-' Thursday, 17 April 2008

Arrivals and accreditations of the delegations

11.00 Departure of the delegates from the Grand Hotel Union to Brdo

11.30 Departure of the Ministers/Heads of Delegations from the Grand Hotel Union to Brdo

12.00 - 13,20 Lunch, Brdo, Kokra Hotel

12,45 Press Briefing, Brdo Congress Centre

13.25 Arrivals of the delegations to the Brdo Congress Centre

Photo opportunity

13.30

Plenary Session I, Brdo Congress Centre, Grandis Hall

Opening:

Zoflja Mazej kukovlc, Minister of Health, Slovenia

Theme 1: Reducing tile burden of Cancer

15.00 Family Photo

Brdo Congress Centre, Enl"rance Hall

15,00 - 15.30 Coffe Break

15,30 Plenary Session II, Brdo Congress Centre, Grandis Hall

Continuation of discussion on Reducing the burden of Cancer

Theme 2: Information on the conclusions of the 3rd European Conference on Alcohol Policies

17.00 Departure of the delegations from Brdo to Ljubljana

17.40 Arrival of the delegations to the Grand Hotel Union

19.15 Departure of the delegations from the Grand Hotel Union to the National Gallery

19.30 - 20.00 Visit of the Exhibition, Ljubljana, National Gallery

20.00 - 22.00 Gala Dinner, hosted by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Mrs Zofija Mazej Kukovic

Ljubljana, National Gallery

22,00 . Departure of the delegations from the National Gallery to the

Grand Hotel Union

Friday, 18 April 2008

8.15 Departure of the delegates from the Grand Hotel Union to Brdo

8.45 Departure of the Ministers/Heads of Delegations from the Grand Hotel Union to Brdo

9.30 Plenary Session I, Brdo Congress Centre, Grandis Hall

Theme 3: EU Health Strategy - Implementation

11.00 - 11.30 Coffe Break

11.30 Plenary Session II, Brdo Congress Centre, Grandls Hall

Theme 4: Antimicrobial Resistance

13.00 - 13.30 Press Conference of the Presidency Brdo Congress Centre, SpJendens Hall

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch, Brdo, Kokra Hotel

Departure of the delegations from Brdo to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport

WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems;

"HeaLTH SYSTemS, HealTH ann weamr

Tallinn, Estonia, 25-27 June 2008

Venue: Estonia Concert Hall and National Opera and Ballet Theatre Address: Estonian Ave. 4, 10148, Tallinn, Estonia

E U R/08/5085699/3 15 June 2008 81520 Original: English

Provisional programme

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

08:45-09:30

Opening of the Conference Location: Plenary hall

Ms Maret Maripuu, Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia Dr Marc Danzon, WHO Regional Director for Europe Election of officers

Introduction to the programme

Adoption of the programme

09:30-12:30

Session 1 - Health systems, health and wealth: Revisiting conventional thinking

Location: Plenary hall

Chair: Conference President

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09:30-09:50

Keynote speeches:

Health systems, health and wealth and social well-being: An international perspective

Professor Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Health systems, health and wealth: A human rights perspective

Mrs Mary Robinson, President, Realizing Rig/ltS: tile Ethical Globalization Initiative and Co-Chair, Health Worker Global Policy Advisory Council

Health systems, health and wealth: A perspective from within the WHO European Region

Professor Martin McKee, European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

09:50-10:10

10:10-10:30

10:30-11'00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

MINISTERIAL PANEL 1: Perspectives from Member States Health systems, health and wealth

Location: Plenary hall

Chair: Minister

Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE

Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen 0, Denmark Telephone: +45 39 1717 17 Fax: +453917 18 18

Electronic mail: heallhsystems2008@euro.wl1o.int World Wide Web address: www.euro.who.inUhealthsysterns2000

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EUR/08/5085699/3 page 2

Wednesday, 25 June 2008 (continued)

12:30-14:00 Lunch bree«
14:00-15:30 Session 1 - Health systems, health and wealth: Revisiting
conventional thinking (continued)
MINISTERIAL PANEL 2: Perspectives from Member States
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Minister
14:00-14:45 Keynote speech: Health systems performance assessment
Professor Peter C. Smith, Director, Centre for Health Economics, University of York,
United Kingdom
Reaction from audience to [he Ministerial Panel
14:45-15:30 The Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth
Dr Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Chief Government Adviser on
Inequalities, Department of Health, England (Chair of the Charter Drafting Group)
Dr Ainura Ibraimova, Deputy Minister of Health, Kyrgyzstan (Co-Chair of the Charter
Drafting Group)
Ms Leen Meulenbergs, Head, International Relations Department, Federal Public Service
for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment, Belgium (Co-Chair of the
Charter Drafting Group)
Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel
15: 30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session 2 - Health systems: Technical aspects
16:00-17:30 Parallel sessions (block 1) (see separate programmes)
Parallel session 1: Stewardshipfgovernance
Exercising health systems stewardship through Health in All Policies
Location: Plenary hall
Parallel session 2: Health financing
Balancing insurance competition with solidarity
Location: Orange room
Parallel session 3: Resource creation
Enhancing performance through innovation: the role of health technology assessment
Location: Green room
Parallel session 4: Service delivery
Enhancing coordination of care for improved quality, patient satisfaction and health
outcomes
Location: Blue room
19:30 Reception, hosted by the WHO Regional Duoctor for Europe
(venue: KUMU Art Museum, Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn - Oepettute by bus from
tile Conference venue and ho! els af 19: 15) 'J [J 0029

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Thursday, 26 June 2008

08:30-12:15 Session 2 - Health systems: Technical aspects (continued)
MINISTERIAL PANEL 3: Perspectives from Member States
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Minister
08:30-09: 15 Keynote speech: Social determinants of health and health systems
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, International Institute for Society and Health and
MRC Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University
College London, United Kingdom
Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel
09:15-10:30 Parallel sessions (block 2) (see separate programmes)
Parallel session 1: Stewardship/governance
Empowering the citizen
Location: Plenary hall
Parallel session 2: Health financing
Promoting solidarity through centralization of financing
Location: Orange room
Parallel session 3: Resource creation
Ensuring effective and affordable quality pharmaceuticals
Location: Green room
Parallel session 4: Service delivery
Integrating vertical programmes into primary care and health systems
Location: Blue room
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Parallel sessions (block 3) (see separate programmes)
Parallel session 1: Stewardship/governance
Strengthening the stewardship role of the ministry of health
Location: Plenary hall
Parallel session 2: Health financing
Purchasing to improve performance
Location: Orange room
Parallel session 3: Resource creation
Health workforce: seeking the right skills mix for improved performance
Location: Green room
Parallel session 4: Service delivery
Improving performance through primary care
Location: Blue room
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Thursday, 26 June 2008 (continued)

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13:45-15:15 Session 3 - Health systems, health and wealth: A political viewpoint
13:45-13:55 Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Dr Marc Danzon, WHO Regional Director for Europe
Keynote speeches:
13:55-14:15 His Excellency Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister, Estonia
14:15-14:35 Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
14:35-14:55 Ms Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health
14:55-15:15 Dr Nata Menabde, Deputy Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
'15:45-17:15 MINISTERIAL PANEL 4: Perspectives from Member States
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Minister
Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel
17:15-1B:45 MINISTERIAL PANEL 5: Perspectives from Member States
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Minister
Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel
19:30-22:00 Dinner, hosted by (he Prime Minister and the Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
(venue: Pirita convent, MerMilj'a road, 18, Tallinn - Departure I)y bus (rom the
Conference venue and hotels at 19: 15) JJD031

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Friday, 27 June 2008

09:30-10:30 Wrap"up and debriefing of parallel sessions: Key messages
MINISTERIAL PANEL 6: Perspectives from Member States
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Minister
Dr Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
and Head, WHO European Centre on Health Policy, Brussels, Belgium
Reaction from audience to the Ministerial Panel
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11 :00-12:30 Contributions from the Partners:
Location: Plenary hall
Chair: Dr Nata Menabde, Deputy Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe
World Bank - Dr Armin H. Fidler, Lead HealthPolley Adviser
European Investment Bank - Philippe Maystadt, President
Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Ms Zofija Mazej Kukovic,
Minister of Health, Slovenia
The Global Fund - Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Mr Aart De Geus,
Deputy Secretary-General
Council of Europe - Dr Piotr Mierzewski, Head of Health Division
United Nations Children's Fund - Ms Shahnaz Kianian-Firouzgar, Deputy Regional
Director
12:30-12:45 Signing of the WHO European Charter on Health Systems
"The Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth"
Location: Plenary hall
12:45-13:00 Closure of the Conference
Conference President, and Dr Marc Danzon, WHO Regional Director for Europe
13:00-13:30 Group photograph (heads of delegations)
Farewef( reception, hosted by the Government of Estonia
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Addendum

Pre-Conference event

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

13:30-13:40

WHO workshop on performance assessment for health systems improvement

13:40-14:00

14:00-15:30

14:00-14:15

14:15-14:30

14:30-14:45

14:45-15:00

15:00-15:30 15:30-16:00

16:00-18:00

16:00-16:20

16:20-16:40

16:40-17:00

17:00-17:20

17:20-17:45

Opening and welcome

Dr Nata Menabde, Deputy Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe Professor Peter C. Smith, Director, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom

Key international comparisons: how healthy are they?

Professor Nlek Klazinga, Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Session 1 - Evidence from recent policy developments

Chair: Dr Enis Barts, Director, Country Health Systems, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Recent developments in performance measurement

Professor Peter C. Smith, Director, Centre for Health Economics, University of Yorl(, United Kingdom

Performance measurement and professional improvement

Dr Arnold Epstein, Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States

Fitness to practise: Lifelong learning and revalidation of physicians in Europe Dr Elias Mossialos, Research Director, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Performance incentives

Dr Douglas Conrad, Professor of Health Services and Co-Director, Center for Health Management Research, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, United States

Questions and discussions

Coffee break

Session 2 - Case studies

Chair: Dr Antonio Duran, Adviser, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Sectoral case study: Mental illness

Mr David McDaid, Coordinator, Mental Health Economics European Network, and Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Public performance reporting

Dr Paul G. Shekelle, Director, Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center, Santa Monica, United States

Performance reporting: Dutch case study

Professor Gert P. vvestert, Head of health care performance, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, RIVM - National Institute of Public Health and tile Environment. Bilthoven, the Netherlands

Performance information: Italian case study

Dr Fabriz.io Carinci, National Expert, National system for verification and control of health assistance (SIVEAS Sistema nazionale di Verifica e controllo sull'Assistenza Sanitaria), Directorate-general for Health Planning, Ministry of Health, Pescara, Italy

Questions and discussions

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Itinerary for Official Visit to the United States by Mary Harney T.D., Minister for Health & Children 1 st _ 8th February 2008

Please note all times listed are local

Friday 1st February

II.45pm Depart Baldonnel Airport

I.50pm Arrive in Bangor, Maine for stopover

2.50pm Depart Bangor

6.00pm Arrive in Prescott Arizona

Transfer by car to Hotel

Saturday 2nd February

7.30am

Depart Hotel by car for Phoenix

IO.OOam

Visit Mayo Clinic

2.00pm

Visit to Arizona State University

4.30pm

Meet with Mr Donald Budinger, Chair of the SF Az Board

5.30pm

Dinner hosted by Dr W Harris, Science Foundation Arizona

7.30pm

Return to Hotel by Car

Sunday 3rd February

Private Day

Monday 4th February

6.30am

8.00am

9.00am

09.30am

12.30pm

2.00pm

2.30pm

6.30pm

Depart Hotel for Airport

Depart Prescott Airport for Phoenix

Arrive Phoenix Airport (Sky Harbour)

Visit to A.T. Still University (ATSU) Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Lunch hosted by Governor Napolitano

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Meeting with Barbara Barrett, Arizona Women's Forum

Meeting with Representatives of Irish Community

Dinner hosted by A.T. Still University

Tuesday 5th February

9.00am

10.00am

1.10pm

Pick-up from Hotel Transfer to Phoenix Airport

Depart Phoenix Airport for Houston

Arrive Houston

2.00 -S.OOpm Visit M.D. Andersen Cancer Centre Houston

6.00pm

Dinner hosted by Board of M.D. Andersen

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Wednesday 6 February

8.30am Pick-up from Hotel Transfer to Houston Airport

9.30am

1.00pm

1.10pm

2.00pm

4.30pm

5.30pm

7.45pm

8.00pm

Depart for Washington

Arrive Andrews Air Force Base

Transfer to Veterans Administration

Meeting with Veterans Administration

Transfer to Hotel

Meeting with Dr. Peter Pronovost Conference Room, Hotel

Transfer to Restaurant

Dinner with Dr. Provonost, NCI and V A Representatives etc

Transfer to Hotel

Thursday 7 February

8.50am

09.30am

12.30

Transfer to Department of Health and Human Service

Meeting with Deputy Secretary of Health Dr. Tevi David Troy

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Depart Washington

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Ms Mary Harney

MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND CHILDREN, TD Ireland

Visit to Finland, 14-16 January 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Venue:

10.00am

11.00am

11.45--

12.00-13.30

14.00 -15.30

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Meeting Room Aallotar, 7th Floor Address: Meritullinkatu 8, Helsinki

Introductory address by Ms Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services

Overview of Finnish Health Care

Ms Paivi Sillanaukee, Director-General

Mr Timo Aronkyto, Senior Medical Officer

HIAP in Finland

Ms Eeva Ollila, Ministerial Adviser

Health promotion - Government policy programme Ms Maija Perho, Programme Director

The Finnish National Nutrition Council Ms Raija Kara, Secretary General

Departure for lunch

Venue: Government Banquet Hall "Smolna" Address: Etelaesplanadi 6, Helsinki

Lunch hosted by Ms Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services Discussion continues regarding for example primary healthcare and HiAP;

Visit to Myyrmaki Health Center (address: Jonsaksentie 4, Vantaa) Executi ve Medical Doctor Christer Carlson

accompanied by Mr Timo Aronkyto, Senior Medical Officer

Meritullinkatu 8, Helsinki

PO BOX 33, FI-00023 GOVERNMENT, FINLAND

Telephone +358916001

e-mail: kirjaamo.stm@stm.fi

Telefax +358916074126

forename.surname@stm.fi

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Friday, 16 January 2009

11.30 - 12.45

Visit to Skin and Allergy Hospital (address: Meilahdentie 2; Helsinki)

Finnish Allergy programmes D ~ Y

Professor Tari Haahtela r /1 ~~L 0

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Lunch

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9.30-11.30

13.00 - 16.00 Visit to National Institute for Health and Welfare (Former National Public

Health Institute), Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki /./1

Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes j /

Director General, professor Pekka Puska

16.00- Departure for airport

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Delegation:

Minister Mary Harney TD and her husband Mr Brian Geoghegan

Mr Michael Scanlan, Secretary General (Attendance to be confirmed) Mr Darragh Scully, Minister's Private-Secretary

Dr John Devlin, Deputy, Chief Medical Officer

Ms Patricia Ryan, Special Adviser to Minister

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health:

Ms Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services Ms Paivi Sillanaukee, Director-General

Ms Marja-Liisa Partanen, Deputy Director-General Ms Maija Perho, Programme Director

Ms Eeva Ollila, Ministerial Adviser

Mr Timo Aronkyto, Senior Medical Officer

Ms Sari Vuorinen, Senior Officer, tel + ••••••

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry:

Ms Raija Kara, Secretary General

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