Friday, 27 January 2012


Here's the agenda:

Building the Future of NTDs Together:

Towards Equity through the Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Welcome - Alan Fenwick UK Coalition (SCI)


Panel 1 Reflection and further information on developments highlighted in morning session (short presentations or statements with Q and A)

Chair - Regina Rabinovich BMGF

  • WHO NTD Road map Lorenzo Savioli WHO
  • Supporting NTD elimination and control Caroline Anstey World Bank
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Andy Wright GSK
  • DFID Chris Whitty DFID


Panel 2 Session: Question: What is needed to ensure sustained investment in control and elimination of NTDs?

Chair - Prof. David Mabey LSHTM

  • Endemic Country Blandina Nyoni Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Tanzania
  • Donor Sean Carney Childrens Investment Fund Foundation
  • Pharma Jutta Reinhard-Rupp Merck Serono
  • An NGO Lesley Drake Partnership for Child Development
  • Research Institute Roy Anderson London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases/Imperial College
  • Advocacy Organisation Neeraj Mistry Global Network for NTDs


Tea Break


Panel 3 Question: How can we better harmonize our effort to achieve effective control and elimination of NTDs?

Chair - Don Bundy World Bank

  • Endemic Country A.F. M Ruhal Haque Minster of Health and Family Welfare Bangladesh
  • Donor Ariel Pablos Mendez USAID
  • Pharma Ken Gustavsen Merck
  • NGO Frank Richards Carter Center
  • A research institution Janet Hemingway Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Advocacy Organisation Simon Bush NGDO NTD Network


Perspective from Endemic Countries

A speaker from an endemic country Minister of Health


Closing remarks including further endorsement of London Declaration

Caroline Harper UK Coalition (Sightsavers)


Reception opening and interactive poster session

Regina Rabinovich BMGF