The Global Health Technologies Coalition,
in cooperation with Senator Patty Murray, Senator John Boozman, and the Global Health Caucus, invites you to:

Renewing US leadership: Policies to advance global health research

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
12:00–1:30 p.m.

Kennedy Caucus Room (SR 325), Russell Senate Office Building

Lunch will be provided. Guests will have the opportunity to browse interactive displays from nonprofit groups and learn about the latest global health research.

The fruits of science have saved the lives of millions around the world. Investments in research from the US government have led to scientific breakthroughs in the development of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, insecticides, and other products for global public health. The world is now at a promising turning point, with many new tools on the cusp of development and delivery. However, at the same time that research is offering the possibility of new health tools that can make an impact worldwide, the economic environment in the United States is changing dramatically, putting global health research and other essential programs at risk. Join the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) for its fourth annual global health R&D briefing, where the coalition will launch its policy report with recommendations for the US government to strengthen its legacy in global health research. Speakers from a range of US federal agencies, research programs, and philanthropic groups will also discuss the considerable impact of US investments in science and innovation for global health.

Speakers:

Dr. Lee Hall, Chief of the Parasitology and International Programs Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Alan Magill, Director of Malaria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Caroline Ryan, Deputy Coordinator for Technical Leadership, PEPFAR

Moderator:

Ms. Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance

 

To RSVP, please contact Nick Taylor at info@ghtcoalition.org or 202.822.0033

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The GHTC briefing kicks-off A Week of Global Health on the Hill. The week begins with the GHTC briefing on February 26, followed by the Global Health Experience on March 4 and 5. The Global Health Experience exhibit transports visitors to Tanzania and India, through replica village displays and a five-minute, mobile phone-guided tour. This exhibit focuses on two key issues; the health of mothers and their babies, and malaria. Learn more from the Washington Global Health Alliance.

 

This event is free and open to the public, and the invitation has been widely distributed in compliance with congressional ethics rules.

 

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