The Call to Fight NTDs

African Engagement and the London Declaration
  • Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
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    Dr. Don Bundy
    World Bank
     
    Dr. Neeraj Mistry
    Sabin Vaccine Institute
     
    Dr. Julie Jacobson
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
     
    Introductory remarks by
     
    General TY Danjuma
    Grand Patron of MITOSATH and Chairman of TY Danjuma Foundation
     
    Moderated by
     
    Jennifer G. Cooke
    CSIS Africa Program
     
    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 eradication of these diseases. Please join CSIS and the Sabin Vaccine Institute for a discussion on emerging African leadership in the fight against NTDs, the London Declaration, and how multi-sectorial partnerships are shaping eradication efforts.
     
    Please RSVP to Kathryn Havranek at africa@csis.org