Global Health Forum 2018: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

The past decades have witnessed significant strides in global health, yet around two thirds of total deaths worldwide are attributed to preventable and treatable diseases, with the highest burden found in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and among women and children. Innovative approaches and technologies play a vital role in saving lives, improving overall health outcomes around the world and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

​The Global Health Forum aims to draw special attention to global health challenges in LMICs most of which are geographically located in the Global South. The overarching theme of the first biennial global health forum is “Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries”. The forum will be organized by the Global Health Institute in collaboration with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

​The forum will focus on initiatives and approaches addressing six of the 17 SDGs including: good health and well being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, industry innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, and partnerships for the goals.

The Forum convenes stakeholders from various disciplines to showcase innovative ideas and practical cases of innovations in global health either originating in or applicable to the LMIC context.

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The Scientific Committee of the Forum is issuing a call for abstracts on scholarly work that is related to global health, with an emphasis on generating evidence and recommendations for contextualized innovations applicable to the Global South. All abstracts will be peer reviewed for research quality and scientific content. Accepted abstracts will be presented in two poster presentation sessions that will be held as part of the Forum.

Eligible abstracts include research related to the following tracks:

  • Integrating Information Technology in Health Systems of LMICs
  • Adopting innovative approaches to humanitarian crises, prevention, and response
  • Using Digital Health (eHealth, mHealth, telehealth, etc.) and Internet of Things to enhance access of hard-to-reach populations to healthcare
  • Utilizing big data analytics to improve health outcomes
  • Employing innovations in global health education
  • Enhancing public-private sector partnerships for innovative solutions in low-resource settings

    Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for posters display on November 1, 2018 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM and November 2, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.


  • Deadline for submission of abstract is August 20, 2018. Accepted submission will be notified by September 3, 2018.
  • Abstract should be submitted electronically as email attachment (Word Document or PDF) to Ms. Nour El Arnaout on
  • Kindly indicate email subject as: Abstract Submission to GHF2018


  • Full title of paper
  • Names of authors (All co-authors should be listed as follows): John Doe*, MD; Harry McMount, MPH; Lary Nouri, PhD
  • The principal investigator should be identified with an asterisk, and the presenter's full name bolded and underlined (see above).
  • Affiliation by institution and country of principal investigator and presenter.
  • Body text: Text should be structured in four clear paragraphs: Background, Methods, Results, and Global Health Implication/s
  • Total text should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors list, and affiliations)

    For more information, please contact Ms. Nour El Arnaout at +961-1-350 000 ext. 4835 or via email:

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