Berlin. 16.10.2017 - At the World Health Summit in Berlin Dr Humphrey Mazigo, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences/Tansania, Dr Dr Carsten Köhler, Tropical Disease Specialist and Director of the Center of Excellence of Tropical Medicine at the Institute for Tropical Medicine at the University Hospital Tübingen, Dr Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Head of the R&D Translational Innovation Platform for Global Health at Merck, Prof Dr Achim Hörauf, Director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at the University Bonn Medical Center and DNTDs speaker, Dr Monique Wasunna, Director of DNDi Africa, Dr Aluisio Cotrim Segurado, University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Medecine, President, Brazil, Prof Dr David Molyneux, former Director at the Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine (not on the picture) discussed on game-changers in NTD-programmes.
The event brought together experts from research, civil society, the private sector and national governments from the entire spectrum of health-related fields and industries. We offered a platform for exchange between practitioners from government bodies at various levels and from research. The experts debated on experiences and challenges related to research and development as well as implementation programmes against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).