SAVE THE DATE: Aeras & TBVI Side Event at WHO Global Ministerial Conference, 17 November 2017

First WHO Global Ministerial Conference 

Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response

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Please join us for a partner side event:“The Urgent Need for New TB Vaccines to End the Epidemic”

Organized by Aeras and TBVI, hosted by the Ministries of Health of South Africa and Argentina
Friday, 17 November
8:00 -9:30am
Angara Conference Hall - Moscow World Trade Centre

Please join us for a critical discussion on how a new, more effective TB vaccine is essential to stopping the growing global TB epidemic. The panel will be moderated by The Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE MP, co-chairman of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on TB and the Global TB Caucus. Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Tatyana Yakovleva, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of Russia
  • Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health of South Africa
  • Dr. Jorge Daniel Lemus, Minister of Health of Argentina 
  • Dr. Christian Lienhardt, Team Leader and Senior Research Adviser in the Global TB Program, WHO
  • Prof. Eric Goosby, United Nation's Secretary General Special Envoy on Tuberculosis 
  • Dr. Jacqueline Shea, CEO, Aeras 
  • Dr. Mark Hatherill, Director, SATVI
  • Special Presentation: "The Life Prize," Government of South Africa

Panelists will highlight the potential human and economic impact of a new TB vaccine, explain the role of TB vaccines in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and discuss solutions to the current funding gap for TB vaccine research and development.

All invitees to the main WHO Ministerial Conference are welcome.
For more information, please contact nrozendaal@aeras.org