【Event Report】 "Game Changers: Japanese Innovation in Combatting Infectious Diseases" on March 1, 2023.
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), in collaboration with the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), held a public seminar, "Game Changers: Japanese Innovation in Combatting Infectious Diseases" on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The seminar convened on the occasion of a visit to Japan by Mr. Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund).
Mr. Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, discussed what technological innovations are needed to overcome barriers in the field of infectious diseases and expectation for the many areas where new Japanese technologies and products can contribute.
The panel discussion, moderated by Osamu Kunii, CEO of GHIT Fund, focused on how to accelerate product development and quickly deliver products to the people who need them .
In addition, Mr. Yoshihiro Okada, General Manager, In Vitro Diagnostics Div, FUJIFILM Corporation, explained about Fujifilm's efforts in the TB control business, including its TB testing tools, and Mr. Masanori Kawasaki, Global Project Leader, Anti-Tuberculosis Project, Pharmaceutical Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. explained about Otsuka Pharmaceutical's anti-tuberculosis efforts.
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