UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum Side Event 2022

"Working successfully together, health innovative partnerships to build back better from the COVID-19. Experiences from Peru, Lebanon and DRC by Caritas Internationalis"


Based on experiences from the field, Caritas Internationalis side event will present success stories of partnerships between Caritas organizations, governments and the private sector and will shed lights on many health initiatives happening at local and national level where youth, health professionals, humanitarian workers and many stakeholders are working together to build back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Date: 2 February 2022 – Time: 2:00 – 2:50 pm (EST)

Welcoming remarks

Mr. Aloysius John, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis

Working successfully together- health innovative partnership – the case of Peru

H.E. Mrs. Mirtha Vasquez, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Peru

Mr. Angel Allccarima, Risk manager and climate change manager, Caritas Peru

Health professionals fighting COVID 19 in a collapsing economy – the case of Lebanon

Ms. Ola Sidani, Economic Expert, Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Ms. Cindy Hakme, Senior Grants Coordinator, Caritas Lebanon

Strengthening the health system to build back better – the Case of DRC

Dr. John Maurice Salumu Kikuni, Public Health Expert at the Technical Support Unit of the General Secretariat, Ministry of Health

Dr. Jean Munongo, National Coordinator for Health promotion service, Caritas Congo ASBL


Closing and Final remarks

Dr. Rita Rhayem, Health &HIV Advisor, Caritas Internationalis

Moderator: Mr.Francis X. Rocca, Vatican Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Click here to read the biographies of the speakers

Click here to read the biographies of the speakers 

Mr. Francis X. Rocca

  • Mr. Aloysius John
  • Mr. Angel Allccarima
  • Ms. Ola Sidani
  • Ms. Cindy Hakme
  • Dr. John Maurice Salumu Kikuni
  • Dr. Jean Munongo
  • Dr. Rita Rhayem
  • Mr. Francis X. Rocca

Click here to read the concept note of the event


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