[Webinar] Neglected tropical diseases in South Asia

Webinar announcement by The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DND i ).

Neglected tropical diseases in South Asia: Drug discovery, development, and access – Challenges and opportunities

This is a webinar focused on R & D and access efforts in South Asian regions such as India.

Date: October 20, 2021 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Tokyo) / 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (New Delhi)


  • Professor Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research MoHFW, Government of India and Director General, ICMR
  • Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT and DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Chairperson, BIRAC
  • Dr VG Somani, Drug Controller General of India, Government of India, MoHFW
  • Mr K Satish Reddy, Chairman, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, Executive Director, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
  • Dr Farhat Mantoo, Director General, Médecins Sans Frontières India (MSF India)
  • Dr Harish Iyer, Deputy Director, Digital Health and Innovations, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Dr Kavita Singh, Director, DNDi South Asia
  • Prof. YK Gupta, Principal Advisor, India Strategy Development, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP)

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