London NTDs Event – Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

[January 30, 2012]
London, UK

 

 

A group of international partners announced a new, coordinated push to accelerate progress toward eliminating or controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the end of the decade. Uniting efforts with NTD-endemic countries, partners pledged to bring a unique focus to defeating these diseases and to work together to improve the lives of the 1.4 billion people worldwide affected by NTDs.


Webcasts
available on YouTube:
alt  Webcast of the whole event here
alt  Webcast of the “Innovation and New Tools” session here [Dr. Pécoul speaks at 2’55”-5’42”]

Interview on RFI:

alt Bernard Pécoul summarizes the outcome of the event on Radio France Internationale

 

Highlights:
alt New Commitments for Innovation were announced by pharmaceutical companies, among them one by Abbott and DNDi
alt A joint ‘London Declaration’ was issued by all the partners
alt DNDi welcomed commitments from various partners to NTDs and emphasized the need to fill the major gaps in R&D

 

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Bernard Pécoul was one of the speakers, among Bill Gates, Margaret Chan, Stephen
O’Brien (DFID), and CEOs of leading pharmaceutical companies (see Agenda for more details)