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A lunch briefing and technology exhibit with the Global Health Technologies Coalition
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Kennedy Caucus Room (SR 325), Russell Senate Office Building
A panel discussion with
• Dr. Peter Hotez, President, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Science Envoy, US Department of State
• Dr. Patrick Kachur, Principal Deputy Director (Acting), Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
• Dr. David Shoultz, Global Program Leader, Drug Development and Devices and Tools, PATH
Erin Will Morton, Director, GHTC
Setting specific goals to improve global health has delivered enormous gains over the past fifteen years. However, work remains unfinished. Malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases are still global killers, and too many women and children die prematurely. Further, emerging diseases like Zika and Ebola continue to threaten Americans and people around the world. Despite great progress, significant challenges remain, highlighting the need for new and improved health tools to finish the job and ensure healthy lives for all.
Join the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) for a panel discussion and briefing to launch our seventh annual policy report outlining policy actions the US government can take to accelerate the development of urgently-needed health tools to tackle existing and emerging health challenges and meet global health goals. The discussion will focus on the role of strong investment, improved coordination, streamlined regulatory pathways, and multisector partnerships in advancing global health innovation.
Lunch will be served. Attendees are invited to browse an innovation marketplace from GHTC member organizations before and after the event to learn about the latest in global health research and development (R&D).
Email Kat Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
This event is free and open to the public, and the invitation has been widely distributed in compliance with congressional ethics rules.