8-12 April 2017 | Hammamet, Tunisia
Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People's Health
presents the
World Summit on Social Accountability
The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)
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Why Attend?

We must foster socially accountable health and educational systems to advance universal health coverage and the WHO strategy on human resources for health. These goals can be achieved if changes take place, not only in educational institutions, but in the wider health system environment. Over the years, a number of organizations and institutions worldwide have promoted or implemented social accountability principles. This summit will foster synergistic action of the key players needed to amplify that change from the local to the global scale.

Who Should Attend?

  • leadership, staff, students of medical education institutions
  • academic authorities and regulatory bodies
  • health policy makers and health organization managers
  • professional associations
  • local authorities
  • civil societies

Important Dates

  • April 8 – Pre-Conference Workshops
  • April 8 – Student Orientation and Mentor/Mentee Session
  • April 8 – Opening Ceremony w/ The Honorable President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
  • April 11 – Conference on the Move
  • April 11 – Closing Ceremony

Areas for Action

What we intend to accomplish together...

For a visual on how the four areas fit together, click here!


Foster leadership and governance needed for schools to become more socially accountable.


Engage with other health system stakeholders to help educational institutions become more socially accountable.


Facilitate the development of competencies that socially accountable health professionals should possess.


Enable evaluation and accreditation systems that measure the impact of schools on people’s health.

Keynote Speakers

World Summit Diamond and Sustaining Sponsors

Diamond and Sustaining Sponsors are recognized as premium supporters of the conference and will be available during coffee breaks to chat with you about their important work.

S Besrour Award

Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

Conference Partners


Medina Mediterranea Yasmine Hammamet
Hammamet, Tunisia

Video Presentation

About The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)

We are an international organization aiming to foster equitable community-oriented health services education, research, and policy. We bring together innovative health care organizations, universities, educational institutions, and individuals from all over the world, committed to contribute to the improvement of health in their communities.

The Network: TUFH is an non-governmental organization, in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).