Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

[April 2, 2014]
A Conversation on Progress
Paris, France

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress webcast and live Q&A took place at Institut Pasteur in Paris. Panelists addressed progress and challenges in the effort to control and eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020, with an overarching theme of how pharmaceutical companies, development agencies, endemic countries, research organizations and private foundations should collaborate to drive progress forward since the launch of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases in 2012.

The webcast featured a conversation with some of the world’s leading voices on NTDs, including:

  • Opening Remarks by:
    • French Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hon. Marisol Touraine
    • Institut Pasteur President Dr. Christian Bréchot
  • Panel Discussion moderated by Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations Director Dr. Laurence Tubiana with:
    • Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
    • Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Chair, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
    • Dr. Tim Evans, World Bank Director of Health, Nutrition and Population
    • Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Dr. Onésime Ndayishimiye, National Director, Neglected Tropical Disease and Blindness Control Program, Ministry of Health, Burundi
    • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi