WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT 2011 NEWSLETTER, NO. 5
Berlin, September 28th, 2011
WorldHealth Summit 2011
World Health Summit | October 23rd-26th, 2011 | Berlin, Germany
World Health Summit 2011 - Publication
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Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Dr. Regina Rabinovich, an epidemiologist and public health expert, is the current Director of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of strategies for the prevention, treatment, and control of diseases of particular relevance to global health such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, HIV and neglected diseases.
Michel Kazatchkine was appointed Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in April 2007. Prior to this position, Dr Kazatchkine has been committed to the fight against AIDS as a leading physician, researcher, administrator, advocate, policy maker, and diplomat.
Since 2008 Christian Mandl has been the head of Novartis Vaccines’ U.S. research and global head for all viral vaccine research projects. In this capacity, he oversees a team of 90 researchers.
See the list of all confirmed speakers here.
Preliminary Program available
You can find more information on the preliminary program in our Session Planner.
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Geneva Switzerland
Michel Sibidé has an extensive background in global health and development spanning over the past thirty years. Since 2009 Michel Sidibé has been holding his current position as Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is committed to transforming UNAIDS into a results-oriented organization and to supporting countries to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
Symposium and Panel Discussion on Vaccines
Vaccination is undoubtedly one of the most cost-effective public health care measures. Especially in countries with limited access to health care they can prevent human suffering by combating infectious diseases. Currently, every 4 seconds, one child’s life is saved by vaccination. Yet, every 5 seconds, one child still dies of a vaccine-preventable disease, mostly in the southern half of the globe.
Sessions on this topic at the World Health Summit:
Vaccines for the 21st Century: Roadblocks and Opportunities
hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Tuesday, October 24th, 10.15-13.30
Bridging Health Gaps with Vaccines
hosted by the Max Planck Society
Tuesday, October 24th, 17.00-18.30
World Health Summit Partners
Today’s Science, Tomorrow’s Agenda: Immunization in the Developing World
With the increased use of vaccines in developing countries, science today is playing a critical role in protecting children’s health. But delegates to the World Health Summit might also consider that tomorrow's agenda will be to reach the final fifth of the world's children who - for a variety of reasons - still do not receive life-saving vaccines. Every year 1.7 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. And nearly all of these deaths occur in the developing world. The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership founded in 2000 to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization.
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