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Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Ending the Neglect and Reaching 2020 Goals 

London, UK, January 27, 2012 (PAHO,WHO)- Join us to watch as a group of international partners demonstrates how innovative partnership can accelerate improvements in health and development for millions of people around the world. Through a series of coordinated commitments, these partners aim to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and drive progress toward the World Health Organization’s goals for control or elimination by 2020.

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ending the Neglect and Reaching 2020 Goals 
January 30, 2012
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. GMT

The event will feature:

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization

CEOs of Nine Leading Pharmaceutical Companies

Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior Government Officials from Tanzania, Mozambique, Brazil and Zanzibar

Stephen O’Brien, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development

Dr. Bernard Pécoul,
Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, US Agency for International Development

Dr. Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank

Riz Khan,(Moderator) Al Jazeera English

Today, we have the opportunity to help the more than one billion people affected by NTDs lead healthier, more productive lives. Longstanding efforts by many organizations have made great progress on the global threat of NTDs, but reaching 2020 goals will require new and enhanced forms of partnership ranging from research and development to drug delivery. Working together, we can strike a decisive blow against these horrible diseases.

Please join us to watch as donor and developing country governments, private sector leaders and multilateral organizations come together to make and renew commitments to free future generations from the burden of NTDs. By working collaboratively to address persistent barriers to success, we can achieve more together than any one of us could on our own.

The webcast can be accessed live and after the event from:

For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
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