Symposium: Innovate to Eliminate Tuberculosis
Wednesday 24 March 2010, 16h30-18h30, followed by cocktail reception
Location: European Parliament, Brussels, Room 6Q2, interpretation EN/FR
Organised under the patronage of MEP Françoise Grossetête in collaboration with the European Parliamentary Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-related Diseases
Programme (Moderator: Philippe Busquin, former MEP)
- 16.00: Welcome
- 16.30: Introduction by Ms Françoise Grossetête, MEP
- 16.35: Dr Jorge Sampaio, UN Special Envoy to Stop TB: Partnering to Stop Tuberculosis
- 16.45: Mr John Bowis, former MEP: Unite forces to innovate new tools
- 16.55: Mr Philippe Douste-Blazy, UNITAID chair executive board: Innovative ways of funding to fight poverty-related diseases
- 17.05: Dr Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Executive director of the access to essential medicines campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières: How to address the need for innovation & access for TB
- 17.15: Mr Peter Gondrie, Director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation: Innovation in TB control: what’s in it for the Field?
- 17.25: Mr Dima Sherembey, All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH, treated for MDR-TB and HIV positive: Experiences of affected communities
- 17.35: Conclusions by MEP’s Françoise Grossetête and Eleni Theocharous, vice chair of the Working Group on Innovation, Acces to Medicines and Poverty-related diseases
- 17.45 : Discussion
- 18.30 : Cocktail reception
How is it possible...
...that we sent people to the moon almost 50 years ago, yet millions of people with tuberculosis are still treated with old, inadequate medicines?