Register Now！Commemorative Symposium for G7 Health Ministers Meeting in Nagasaki “Accelerating Research and Development, Access and Delivery for Neglected Tropical Diseases”
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), Nagasaki University and Uniting to Combat NTDs will co-host the “Commemorative Symposium for G7 Health Ministers Meeting in Nagasaki “Accelerating Research and Development, Access and Delivery for Neglected Tropical Diseases” on Friday, May 12, as a hybrid meeting, in-person and online.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of 20+ infectious diseases that affect more than 1.6 billion people globally every year, disproportionally more affecting poor communities particularly in Low-Income countries (LICs). NTDs are under-researched, under-treated and under-funded, despite the huge needs in terms of health technologies like diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics and one of the reasons for this is that they are not prioritized for interventions, with a risk of even further de-prioritization post-COVID as countries focus on other health and non-health prioritization. It is with this backdrop that this event hopes to remind us to “stop the neglect” and if anything, boost our investments in NTDs. The COVID pandemic showed us, amongst other things, that our health systems are not fully prepared to handle global pandemics, particularly of the COVID-19 pandemic proportion. While that galvanized the interest and investments in pandemic preparedness, NTDs have been with
us for decades and have suffered from low investments. If we can invest enough to be able to control NTDs, to strengthen our health systems and health workforce, we give ourselves a better fighting chance for the next big pandemic.
Considering this background, GHIT Fund, Nagasaki University, and Uniting to Combat NTDs will once again affirm the importance of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at this event, with the aim to reinforce investments in NTDs.
In anticipation of the G7 Summit Health Ministers Meeting which will be held on May 13 and 14th, members of the global NTDs community will gather at this event in Nagasaki, aiming to jointly develop the “Nagasaki Outcomes Statement”. We look forward to having open discussions with participants and the community on how to accelerate collaboration to fight against NTDs and achieve sustainable research and development, access and delivery.
We look forward to your participation.
【Theme】：“Accelerating Research and Development, Access and Delivery for Neglected Tropical Diseases”
【Date/Time】：Friday, May 12, 2023, 12:00-14:00
【Venue】：The Global View NAGASAKI（Takara-machi 2-26, Nagasaki）
【Online】：Scheduled to broadcast on ZOOM
【Speakers & Agenda】
- Global NTD Landscape and Needs, Progress on the Roadmap and New NTD Department Director’s vision on the way forward
by Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization
- Japan’s contribution in NTD, from Academia, Why Nagasaki?
by Shigeru Kohno, President of Nagasaki University
- Japan’s contribution in NTD, from Industry
by Sachiko Nakagawa, Managing Director of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
- What is PDP and their role in fighting NTD
by Luis Pizarro, DNDi Executive Director
- From Funder’s perspective, why invest in NTDs? (Online)
by Katey Einterz Owen, Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Director, Vaccines Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Coordinating Access (video message)
by John Reeder, Director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and Director, the Research for Health Department at the World Health Organization
What kind of collaboration and coordination is required to accelerate R&D, A&D and leveraging pandemic preparedness by Peter Piot, Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Special Advisor on COVID-19 to the President of the European Commission
This symposium may be used in the future for public relations activities and internal/external documents of Nagasaki University and GHIT Fund, such as television, newspaper, public relations magazine of the organizing company, and the entire symposium may be made widely available to the public including the portrait of the symposium participant. In this case, we will assume that you have consented to the use of your portrait by submitting your entry (application).
【Organizers】：Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), Nagasaki University, and Uniting to Combat NTDs
【Support】: DNDi Japan, Japan alliance on Global NTDs (JAGntd）, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association（JPMA）, SDGs Promise Japan（SPJ）, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Nikkei FT Communicable Diseases, and Asahi Shimbun
【Language】：English（Simultaneous interpretation available）
【Related Site】：Japan alliance on Global NTDs (JAGntd）