From 28 – 30 August, we attended TICAD 7. We were joined by heads of state, NGOs, international organisations and representatives from both the private sector and civil society.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is an international conference led by the Japanese government. It is the largest international conference held in Japan and is co-sponsered by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union Commission and the World Bank.

At TICAD7 we worked with partners, including the Japanese Government, the Global Health Innovation Technology Fund (GHIT), and the Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (JAGntd), to deliver a high-profile official side event. The event focused on how investments in neglected tropical disease (NTD) interventions can accelerate progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and contribute to economic growth in Africa. The side event will showcase priorities for future action between Africa and Japan to free Africa from NTDs.

High-level side event on neglected tropical diseases

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Speakers include:

  • Heads of State from Africa
  • Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan
  • Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Dr. Mwele Malecela, Director of NTDs, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Haruo Naito, Representative Corporate Officer and CEO, Eisai
  • Dr. Christopher Elias, President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation