Guardian roundtable discussion on NTDs

4 February 2020
Geneva, Switzerland

Supported by IFPMA, the theme of this editorially independent Guardian roundtable event is “NTD 2020- Is enough being done to combat neglected tropical diseases?”


Roundtable discussion

Is enough being done to combat neglected tropical diseases?

Time: 17:00-21:00

Chair: Jane Dudman, Guardian’s Society Editor


  • Catharina Boehme, Chief Executive Officer, FIND
  • Christian Burri, Deputy Head, Department of Medicine, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
  • Thomas Cueni, Director General, IFPMA
  • Amy Dietterich, Director of Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Lutz Hegemann, Head, Global Health Development Unit, Novartis
  • Achim Hörauf, Director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, University Bonn Medical Center, German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases (DNTDs)
  • Philippe Neau, Head of Neglected Tropical Diseases Program at Global Health, Sanofi
  • Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, Director of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
  • Andrin Oswald, Director of Life Science Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Thoko Pooley, Director, Uniting to Combat NTDs
  • Fiona Smith-Laittan, VP Global Health, GSK
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi
  • Rachael Thomson, Director, CouNTDown, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine