お知らせ:UHC Forum 2017 official side event “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Driving progress towards UHC”

[2017年12月12日]

 

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On 15th of December 2017, An UHC forum official side event, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Driving progress towards UHC will be held by Nagasaki University co-hosted by Uniting to Combat NTDs, St. Luke’s International University and DNDi Japan at Tokyo Prince Hotel, Tokyo Japan.

The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) forum aims to galvanize the health sector, countries, development partners, civil society, and the private sector towards the common goal of UHC. It is jointly organised with the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and UHC2030.

This official side event focuses on UHC and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) spreading among poverty in developing countries, because NTD control drives progress towards UHC among the poorest of the poor, and will launch the 5th report on progress against the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs as well as the Japanese Network on NTDs to unite with global NTD control activities.
First panel from 10:00-11:05 will focus on the 5th report, and include a keynote from Dr. Tedros and the official launch of the report by Mr. Naito, CEO of Eisia, one of the major drug companies in Japan who donate drugs to the NTD program. The second panel from 11:05-11:55 will focus on Japan’s role in NTDs, and will acknowledge the contributions today of Japan to the fight against these awful diseases and discuss towards the formation of a new NTD advocacy coalition to strengthen Japan’s role in NTDs.

 

UHC Forum 2017
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs):
Driving progress towards UHC

Date: 15 December 2017 (9:30am to 12 noon)
Venue: Peony room (11th floor), Tokyo Prince Hotel

Agenda

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Master of ceremonies: Mr. Daisuke Imoto, Head, DNDi Japan

Welcome and opening remarks

09:30 to 09:35   Introduction by the master of ceremonies

09:35 to 09:45   Welcoming remarks
        Prof. Shigeru Kohno, President, Nagasaki University

09:45 to 09:55   Official opening of the meeting
        Prof. Keizo Takemi, Member of the House of Councillors, Japan. Chairman, Special Mission Committee
        on Global Health Strategy, Liberal Democratic Party

09:55 to 10:00   MC introduces the second part of the meeting and hands over to the moderator

Launch of the 5th report of the London Declaration on NTDs

Reaching a Billion – Ending NTDs: A gateway to UHC
Moderator: Dr. Julie Jacobson, Chair of the Stakeholders’ Working Group, Uniting to Combat NTDs

10:00 to 11:05   Keynote speech
        Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

        In conversation – Ending NTDs: A gateway to UHC
        Dr. Tim Evans, Senior Director, World Bank Group
        Ms. Kelly Saldana, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID
        His Excellency Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, Federal Minister of Health, Republic of Sudan
        Mr. Haruo Naito, Representative Corporate Officer and CEO, Eisai Co., Ltd.

        Remarks
        Mr. Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Japanese contribution to NTDs and UHC

Towards launching a Japanese NTD Network
Moderator: Prof. Hiroyoshi Endo, Professor, St. Luke’s International University

11:05 to 11:55   Congratulatory remarks
        Dr. Yasuhiro Suzuki, Chief Medical & Global Health Officer,
        Vice-Minister for Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

        Panel discussion
        Prof. David Molyneux, Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
        Dr. BT Slingsby, CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund
        Mr. Hisakazu Hiraoka, Advisor Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation
        Agency (JICA)
        Prof. Kenji Hirayama, Dean, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Closing remarks

11:55 to 12:00   Closing remarks
        Prof. Kazuyo Ichimori, Professor, Nagasaki University

This side event is endorsed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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