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TB Research Briefing for UN Missions:

This briefing in New York City on June 4, 2018 provided an opportunity for discussion on the importance of investing in the full spectrum of TB research, and adopting principles to guide research to ensure efficiency and equitable access. The event featured Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes, World Health Organization, as the keynote speaker and then had three panels.

The full event can be seen here.

Watch the Introduction and Keynote Remarks.

  • Introduction: Mark Harrington, Executive Director of Treatment Action Group
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes, World Health Organization

Watch Panel 1: A Step-Change TB Research: why TB research is critical and how to respond

  • Opening remarks and moderator: Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Advisor, DFID
  • Ms. Eloisa Zepeda-Teng, TB survivor, Philippines
  • Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director, WHO Global TB Programme
  • Dr. Irene Ayakaka, Makere University and Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium; download Dr. Ayakaka’s slides

Watch Panel 2: Devoting the resources

  • Moderator: Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership
  • Dr. Joanne Liu, International President, Doctors Without Borders
  • Mr. Mike Frick, Senior Project Officer, Treatment Action Group
  • Ms. Cheri Vincent, Chief, USAID; download Ms. Vincent’s slides
  • Respondent: Mrs. Paulomi Tripathi, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

Watch Panel 3: Designating Research Outcomes as Global Public Goods and Closing Remarks

  • Moderator: Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group
  • Dr. Paula Fujiwara, Scientific Director, The Union
  • Dr. Tenu Avafia, Team Leader, Human rights, law, and treatment access, UNDP HIV, Health and Development Group; download Dr. Avafia’s slides

Closing remarks: Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert, Member of Parliament, U.K.

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