[Ip-health] SAVE THE DATES: UNITAID at the 42nd UNION World Conference on Lung Health, 26-30 October 2011, Lille, France

unitaid unitaid at who.int
Thu Oct 13 06:16:51 PDT 2011


UNITAID will have a strong presence in the 42nd Union World Conference
on Lung Health, 26-30 October 2011, Lille, France, in organizing two
Symposia. You will also find us in the exhibition area at booths 41-42.

Would you please disseminate the invitations attached widely.
With thanks.

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UNITAID and Partners in the fight against MDR-TB
Friday 28 October 2011 
17:00 - 18:30
Lille Grand Palais, Room Van Gogh
This session will provide an overview of UNITAID's efforts in tackling
MDR-TB jointly with its partners expanding access to quality-assured
MDR-TB treatments and promoting 
the scale-up of diagnosis using new rapid diagnostic tests. 
This briefing session will describe the role and importance of
partnerships in this response and suggest how stakeholders can come
together with new collective approaches to address the challenges.
A special focus will be made on India as one of the four countries
globally having the largest number of estimated cases of MDR-TB, and
representative of a good model in terms of partnership against MDR-TB.
Lessons learnt from the 27 high-burden country experiences will also be
highlighted.

Chair
Mukadi Ya Diul , USAID (India)
Presenters
Fraser Douglas Wares, Green Light Committee (GLC) 
Eric Adam, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
Blessi Kumar, Civil Society representative, India
Ashok Kumar, TB National Programme, Ministry of Health, India

Cocktail reception to follow
For registered Union Lung Conference participants interested in
attending this symposium, 
please contact: Ms Harriet Kabagenyi at kabagenyih at who.int by 26 October
2011

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Market-based approaches in TB treatment scale-up:  lessons learnt,
remaining issues, and future opportunities
Saturday 29 October 2011
14:30 - 16:30
Lille Grand Palais, Room Jeanne de Flandre 2

There are finally TB products in the pipeline that have the potential to
revolutionize diagnosis and care. However, unless the global health
community works together to address significant shortcomings in the TB
market, the true potential of these new and innovative technologies will
not be realized.  This symposium provides an overview of market
challenges in TB, highlights the need for new partnership models to
address these challenges, reviews lessons learnt from UNITAID
partnerships, and explores innovative approaches to address the shifting
TB market landscapes of the future.
	
Chair
Carol Nawina Nyirenda, Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS & Malaria
(Zambia)
Presenters
Brenda Waning, UNITAID
Shrikant Kulkarni, Lupin
Tahir Amin, Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK)
Lisa Hedman, World Health Organization, Essential Medicines and
Pharmaceutical Policies
Anban Pillay, National Department of Health, South Africa
Philippe Duneton, UNITAID
	
Cocktail reception to follow
For registered Union Lung Conference participants interested in
attending this symposium, 
please contact: Jia Si Duan at duanj at who.int by 26 October 2011




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