Uniting to Combat NTDs: A Conversation on Progress


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

Global Webcast Partners

  • Africa Health Journal
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centre Biotechnologie (CBT)
  • Chagas Disease Alliance (CDA)
  • Children Without Worms
  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Christoffel Blind Mission (CBM)
  • Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
  • Dubai Cares
  • Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Evidence Action 
  • Fielding School of Public Health, University of California
  • Fondation Mérieux
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Health Advocates
  • Global Health Progress
  • Global Health Strategies
  • Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
  • Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (GNNTD)
  • Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Helen Keller International
  • Institut Pasteur
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Association for Integration, Dignity, and Economic Advancement (IDEA)
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KEMRI-CGHR Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit
  • Light for the World
  • Mectizan Donation Program
  • Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ USA
  • Mission to Save the Helpless
  • Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center
  • Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR)
  • Northeastern University
  • Novartis
  • NTD NGDO Network
  • Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité
  • One Health Commission
  • Pfizer
  • Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • RTI International
  • Sanofi
  • Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College
  • Sightsavers
  • Smith College
  • The Carter Center
  • The Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia
  • The END Fund
  • The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP)
  • The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
  • The Task Force for Global Health
  • Vitamin Angels
  • Wellcome Trust
  • World Health Organization
  • World Bank
  • Yale School of Public Health

The live webcast and interactive Q&A will be available here.

If you are interested in joining our list of webcast partners by promoting the webcast, hosting the webcast on your website, or organizing a viewing party, please email Stephanie Platis at  

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:00 UTC

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