Neglected tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases: a conversation on progress

1 April 2014 | Geneva
“Uniting to combat neglected tropical diseases: a conversation on progress” marks two years since the global public health community met in London to hold an historic international meeting on neglected tropical diseases.

The event in January 2012 yielded major commitments from a diverse set of partners to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020 – these commitments are now known as the London Declaration.

During the discussion, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, panellists will address progress and challenges in overcoming 10 of the 17 neglected tropical diseases currently prioritized by WHO.

The focus will be on how pharmaceutical companies, development agencies, endemic countries, research organizations and private foundations have driven progress forward since the London Declaration.

The webcast on 2 April 2014 will feature conversations with some of the world’s leading voices on neglected tropical diseases.

Christian Bréchot, President of the Pasteur Institute and Marisol Touraine, France’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health will give opening remarks.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Laurence Tubiana, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.

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Live webcast and question and answer session
Venue: The Pasteur Institute in Paris
Time: From 18:00–19:00 CET (12:00–13:30 EST)