Uniting Efforts Event

Shifting paradigms: can NTD innovation fit within existing pooled procurement mechanisms?

14 June 2023, 8:30–10:30 CEST — Virtual event

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Recording of the event

About the event

On Wednesday, June 14 2023 Uniting Efforts for Innovation, Access and Delivery and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) co-hosted a roundtable discussion on pooled procurement mechanisms for NTDs.

Advancing research, development, and access of new medicines and other health technologies for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is limited by fragmented demand and complicated procurement & supply logistics, among other reasons. One solution to overcome this challenge is to harmonize supply chains and shape market dynamics across vendors and buyers through pooled procurement pathways. Uniting Efforts presented an Issue Brief with research that has been commissioned on this topic.

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Dr Isaac T. Chikwanha

Senior Director for Access and Delivery at the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund

Dr Ngozi Erondu

Technical Director, GLIDE

Dr Béatrice Greco

Head of R&D and Access, Global Health Institute of Merck (KGaADarmstadt Germany)

Dr Brenda Waning, PhD, MPH, RPh

Chief, Global Drug Facility at Stop TB Partnership

Mae Shieh

Head of Business Development, DNDi

Dr Michelle Teo

Chief Investment Officer, MedAccess

Dr Dirk Engels, MD, PhD

Retired Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Sam Mayer

Vice President, Public Affairs

Dr Brian Adu Asare

Head of Health Technology Assessments (HTA) in Ghana and a Senior Technical Officer at the Pharmacy Directorate of the Ghana Ministry of Health

Christopher Lim

Chief, PAHO Strategic Fund, Health Systems and Services (HSS), Pan American Health Organization