Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Live webcast on GLOBE: Uniting to combat neglected tropical diseases: a conversation on progress

31 March 2014, Paris (France)

On 2 April 2014 Fondation Mérieux will webcast the "Uniting to combat neglected tropical diseases: a conversation on progress" event on its GLOBE portal.

The webcast will be live from Institut Pasteur Paris from 18:00-19:30 CET / 12:00-13:30 EST. A panel discussion of leading experts will review progress made since the London Declaration in 2012 to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.

Hon. Marisol Touraine, French Minister of Social Affairs and Health and Pr Christian Bréchot, President of Institut Pasteur, will give the opening remarks for a panel discussion featuring:

  • 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

  • Dr. Onésime Ndayishimiye, National Director, Neglected Tropical Disease & Blindness Control Program, Ministry of Health, Burundi

  • Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi

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