Health Action International is, once again, pleased to be in Geneva this week attending the 69th World Health Assembly. If you will be there, too, please plan on attending a side event on ‘Achieving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’, which we are co-organising with the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Oxfam.
The event will be held on Tuesday, 24 March at 17.45 in Room IX of the the Palais des Nations.
Panellists and their presentation topics are as follows:
David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture
Using the Product Development Partnership model to address R&D gaps for poverty-related diseases
Christopher Elias, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Exploring the current challenges of achieving affordable access to health technologies for poverty-related diseases
Herbert Barnard, Director, International Affairs,
Ministry of Health, Government of The Netherlands
Presentation title to be confirmed
Suerie Moon, Co-director, Project on Innovation & Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development,
Harvard Kennedy School of Government &
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
How can the global biomedical R&D system work better for all?
The event will be moderated by Dr Anban Pillay, Deputy Director General, Health Regulation & Compliance, National Department of Health, Government of South Africa.
We wish you a fantastic experience at WHA69 and hope to see you at this side event for some stimulating conversation and debate on how we can make health technologies more accessible for everyone.