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Cambridge Global Challenges


This panel discussion brings together key individuals influencing the global access to medicines. As the 2nd event in our King’s College Global Health Seminars, we focus on the access to medicines for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs comprise a set of 20 diseases afflicting more than 1.9 billion people worldwide. These individuals are the poorest of the poor and mostly reside in areas of low-income countries that lack safe water and adequate sanitation. The donation of drugs for NTDs is one of the largest drug donation programmes, which partners governments from low-income countries, the World Health Organization, and the pharmaceutical industry

A King’s College collaboration with the Wellcome Trust – Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Pathology, and Cambridge-Africa Programme.


Some topics to be covered:

  • Implications of vertical drug programmes
  • Role of pharmaceutical companies in NTD control/elimination
  • Expansion of preventive chemotherapy distribution vs. investment in the development of new vaccines and medicines 


Please register here.

A podcast of the panel session is available here and the highlights of the discussion have been summarized into a Twitter Moment

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
Keynes Hall, King’s College Cambridge
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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