Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress

Two years ago, the global community convened in London to hold the most significant international meeting on NTDs in history. The event galvanized major commitments from a diverse set of partners to eliminate or control 10 NTDs by 2020 – these commitments are now known as the London Declaration.

On April 2, the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress webcast and live Q&A will be broadcast from Institut Pasteur in Paris from 18:00 - 19:30 Central European Summer Time/12:00 - 13:30 Eastern Standard Time.

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

  • Opening Remarks by:
    • French Minister of Social Affairs & Health Hon. Marisol Touraine
    • Institut Pasteur President Dr. Christian Bréchot
  • Panel Discussion moderated by Institute for Sustainable Development & 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 & Blindness Control Program, Ministry of Health, Burundi
    • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi

Panelists will address progress and challenges in the effort to control and eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020, with an overarching theme of how the unique alliance of pharmaceutical companies, development agencies, endemic countries, research organizations and private foundations has driven progress forward since the launch of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases in 2012.

The live webcast of this event and archived video of the London Declaration will be available on the Uniting to Combat NTDs  website.

You can also join the webcast in this page.