Venue: Room XXIV of Palais des Nations, Geneva
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), launched on 8 April 2013, is bringing Japanese leadership in health and technology innovation – from its public and private sectors – to the global fight against diseases that disproportionately affect the poorest of the poor.
At this event, Global Health Experts will comment on Japan’s First Public-Private Partnership to Advance Global Health R&D.
George Jagoe, MBA, Moderator
Executive Vice President for Access and Product Management, Medicines for Malaria Venture
Masato Mugitani, MD, MPH
Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
BT Slingsby, MD, PhD, MPH
Executive Director & CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund
Bernard Pécoul, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative
David Reddy, PhD
CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture
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