EDCTP at World Health Summit 2018

14 Oct 2018, 11:00 - 14 Oct 2018, 12:30
Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a | 10243 Berlin, Germany | Room 4
Type of event International meeting
Scope R&D strategies for new medical interventions; poverty-related infectious diseases

The World Health Summit 2018 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 14-18 October 2018. On 14 October, EDCTP – together with FIND and the Max Planck Society – will host the work shop session ‘Bridging the valley of death: Keeping the pipeline alive for novel intervention measures against poverty-related diseases’. The session is chaired by Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann and Dr Michael Makanga (EDCTP).

Although infectious diseases remain a major health threat, the pipeline for novel intervention measures has come to a standstill. The situation has been further worsened by the profound increase of antimicrobial resistant pathogens and increasing occurrence of outbreaks with pandemic risk.

Hence, better vaccines, drugs and diagnostics are urgently needed. This is particularly true for poverty-related diseases (PRDs) including the Big Three – tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria – and neglected diseases. It has become obvious that public and private funded institutions need to form partnerships to accelerate this process.

This workshop will discuss general strategies for, and more specific examples, of the clinical development of novel intervention measures and their optimisation to key populations, aimed at accomplishing this goal with a particular focus on PRDs.

Dr. Catharina Boehme
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) | CEO | Switzerland
Overcoming the Valley of Death in Infectious Diseases Diagnostics

Ambassador Harald Braun
Germany’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Latest News from the UN General Assembly First-Ever High-level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis (TB)

Dr. Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi
University of Zimbabwe | Department of Paediatrics and Child Health | Senior Lecturer | Zimbabwe
HIV Treatment in Children

Prof. Dr. med. Gérard Krause
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) | Department for Epidemiology | Head | Germany
The Need for an Integrated Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS)

Dr. Michael Makanga
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) | Executive Director | Netherlands
The Role of EDCTP in PRDs Research & Development

Dr. Umesh Shaligram
Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. | Director Research & Development | India
Companies, Vaccines and a Novel TB Vaccine

Prof. Dr. Feiko ter Kuile
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine | Chair in Tropical Epidemiology | United Kingdom
Challenges and Progress in the Treatment and Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy