Wednesday, April 24, 2013
3:00 - 5:00pm
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, will be participating in a special Partnerships Clinic organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) titled "Innovative partnerships to address research and treatments for Neglected Tropical Diseases." The Clinic is being help as part of the larger UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) event titled "Partnering for innovating solutions for sustainable development."
David Addiss, Director, Children without Worms (CWW)
Colin Beckwith, Deputy Director, International Trachoma Initiative (ITI)
Matthew Freeman, Assistant Professor, Emory University Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW)
Jack Grimes, Doctoral Researcher, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)
Stephanie Ogden, WASH/NTD Officer, CGSW/CWW/ITI
Please join us in celebrating our honored guests and NTD Champions:
Dr. Nana Biritwum, National NTD Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Ghana
Dr. Mwele Malecela, Director General of National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Dr. Uche Amazigo, retired Director of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control
Dr. Adetokunbo “Ade” Lucas, Founding Director of WHO's Special Program for Research, Training in Tropical Diseases
Dr. Lorenzo Savioli, Director, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
Host: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Honorary Host: The Honorable Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate
Moderator: Dr. Caroline Harper, OBE, Chief Executive of Sightsavers
The Honorable Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Chris Coons, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Jeff Fortenberry, U.S. House of Representatives; co-Chair Malaria and NTD Caucus
The Honorable Gregory Meeks, U.S. House of Representatives; co-Chair Malaria and NTD Caucus
Please RSVP to GHCommunicationsTeam@usaid.gov. RSVP required as space is limited.
This colloquium will bring together scientists who are interested in research on helminth diseases and co-infections with HIV, Malaria and TB. The meeting will gather 4 major research projects funded by the European Commission (EC) under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) in the area of helminth diseases. The programme will be a combination of 1) keynote lectures by leaders in the field with insight in the latest scientific developments; 2) presentation of the 4 EC funded research consortia with their latest cutting-edge research results, and 3) a round table debate on the eradication strategy of neglected tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
The workshop will highlight recent findings that demonstrate NTD infections can promote susceptibility and even worsen the course of HIV/AIDS disease progression. The research supports the concept that combining efforts to control these diseases can serve to strengthen HIV/AIDS programs and health systems overall.
- Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for NTDs at the Sabin Vaccine Institute
- Dr. Giuseppe Pantaleo, Chief, Division of Immunology and Allergy, University of Lausanne
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Christoph Benn, Director for the External Relations and Partnerships Cluster, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
- Dr. Lee Hall, Chief of the Parasitology and International Programs Branch, National Institute for AIDS and Infectious Diseases
- Dr. Pontiano Kaleebu, Director MRC/UNRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
- Dr. Astrid-Christina Koch, Science Counsellor at the EU Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
- Dr. Hiro Nakatani, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization
- Dr. Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo
For more information, please contact Greg Simon at Gregory.Simon@sabin.org.
This workshop is open to those attending the AIDS2012 Conference. If you are registered for the conference and plan to attend the meetings we encourage you to come to our workshop and learn more about the connections between NTDs and HIV/AIDS.
Save the Children Webinar: Untapped Potential: How Schools Play a Critical Role in Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
April 16, 2012
8:00 am EST
Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, will provide an overview of how schools can build on the success of deworming programs and play a critical role in the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Save the Children will also share two country case studies of successful school-based deworming programs in Ethiopia and Bangladesh.email@example.com
9:00 am- 10:30 am EST
A growing number of African leaders as well as foreign public and private sector entities are focusing their attention on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Substantial financial commitments by Nigerian officials and the Nigerian government to the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) and the London Declaration announced earlier this year by pharmaceutical companies, governments, and global health organizations signal a new unified push toward elimination of these diseases. Please join CSIS, the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the World Bank for a discussion on emerging African leadership in the fight against NTDs, the London Declaration, and how multi-sectorial partnerships are shaping eradication efforts.
Dr. Don Bundy from the World Bank, Dr. Neeraj Mistry from the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Dr. Julie Jacobson from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will present.
Please RSVP to Kathryn Havranek at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 30, 2012
11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT (6:00 am – 7:30 am EST)
On January 30, 2012, Bill Gates, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan, nine pharmaceutical company CEOs, senior government officials and others will join together to discuss elimination of neglected tropical diseases.
A webcast will be available at www.unitingtocombatntds.org as well as here on the Global Network web site.
5 December 2011
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is celebrating the launch of END7, a new campaign in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). They will be hosting an evening reception at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's (ASTMH) annual conference in Philadelphia on December 5, 2011. The event will be hosted by Dr. Peter Hotez, Sabin president and outgoing president of ASTMH, and the Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 60th Annual Meeting
Marriott Liberty Ballroom, Salon A
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
November 3-4, 2011
At the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, on November 3, Bill Gates announced his financing for development report to the G20 leaders at the request of the Chair of this year’s G20 leader, President Sarkozy. He encouraged the G20 to take up the challenge of innovative financing for development. In the final declaration issued at the summit, G20 leaders agreed that “new sources of funding need to be found to address development needs.” They discussed the innovative financing proposals of Bill Gates, citing various initiatives by member countries to implement taxes that support development, and underscoring the need for the cooperation of the public and private sectors to finance development.
2011 WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT
October 21-24, 2011