“The unique strength of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative lies in bringing together top expertise from various disciplines that can support countries worldwide in making progress towards Universal Health Coverage, the key challenge in Global Health. All countries can make progress towards UHC if they make smart choices with the limited public resources. Solid evidence on what to buy, for whom, how to finance and deliver is crucial and the RGHI is extremely well placed to bring this evidence together and create impact.”
- Dr. Ellen Van de Poel (Senior Economist at the Global Financing Facility from the World Bank Group)
"RGHI really challenges and refreshes my views through thought-provoking and well organized events."
- Stefan Swartling Peterson (Professor of Global Health, Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute and Markerere University)
"The challenges which humanity will be facing in the coming decades are huge. The biggest may be to free ourselves from our lethargy, our fixed habits, our ways of living and theoretical models. To shake ourselves out of this immobility asks for a vivid imagination on how to gather and mobilise all vital forces: political, scientific, and intellectual. This -to me- seems to be the true engagement of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative."
- Bruno Meessen (Health Economist based at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)
"Rapid changing health systems, globalisation, population growth and new public health challenges demand innovative and horizontal collaboration between donors, academia and civil society. More than ever, putting such alliances together is necessary and this is why I think the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative is on the right path."
- György Bèla Fritsche MD (Senior Health Specialist World Bank)