[Ip-health] SAVE THE DATE: UNITAID-Sponsored Satellite Symposium at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur – 15 November, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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Wed Oct 17 05:28:10 PDT 2012

Making markets work for tuberculosis:
fostering a healthy micromarket for paediatric TB medicines
through innovative market approaches

UNITAID-Sponsored Satellite Symposium
at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-17 November 2012
Thursday 15 November 2012
5.00 – 6.30 pm
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Plenary Theatre

Children with TB have consistently poor access to quality medicines tailored for their needs. Despite the urgent need for new child-friendly formulations, market barriers to innovation remain a challenge. Unclear regulatory pathways, product development challenges, and other serious obstacles require targeted intervention. This session will examine potential solutions and define new approaches to fostering a healthy, dynamic market for paediatric TB medicines.

Melvin Spigelman, President and Chief Executive Officer, TB Alliance
Carol Nawina Nyirenda, Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS & Malaria, Zambia

Stephen M. Graham, Chair, Child TB subgroup, WHO Stop TB Partnership, Setting the scene: urgent unmet needs in paediatric TB, and targets for future product development
Lisa Hedman, Technical Officer, Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, WHO, Defining the hurdles: challenges in product development and paediatric regulatory pathway
David Ripin, Executive Vice President of Access Programs, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Aggregating demand and other ‘pull’ mechanisms: what has worked and where other tools are needed for paediatric TB
Janet Ginnard, Technical Officer, Market Dynamics, UNITAID, A donor perspective: activities to foster a healthy micromarket for paediatric TB medicines

To register for this side event please contact Fabienne Maertens at maertensf at unitaid.who.int

World Health Organization - 20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27 - Switzerland

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