EVENT G7 Health Ministers' Meeting, Nagasaki Commemoration: Symposium on Accelerating Research, Development, Access, and Delivery for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Nagasaki University, the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), and Uniting to Combat NTDs are pleased to announce a side event of the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting.

To commemorate the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting to be held in Nagasaki on May 13 and 14, 2023, an international symposium on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. 

The symposium will be a hybrid of on-site and online participation.

For more details, please refer to the symposium page (information will be updated as needed).


  • Organizers

Nagasaki UniversityGlobal Health Technology Fund (GHIT)Uniting to Combat NTDs

  • cooperation 

  DNDi JapanJapan alliance on Global NTDs (JAGntd)Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association(JPMA)SDGs・Promsie・Japan(SPJ)、Nikkei FT Communicable Diseases Conference

  • Supporting Organizations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, JICA

  • Date and time

From 12:00-14:00 (JPN time), May 12, 2023

  • Speakers & Agenda


    • Global NTD Landscape and Needs, Progress on the Roadmap and New NTD Department Director’s vision on the way forward
      by Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization
    • Japan’s contribution in NTD, from Academia, Why Nagasaki?
      by Shigeru Kohno, President of Nagasaki University
    • Japan’s contribution in NTD, from Industry
      by Sachiko Nakagawa, Managing Director of Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)


    • What is PDP and their role in fighting NTD
      by Luis Pizarro, DNDi Executive Director
    • From Funder’s perspective, why invest in NTDs? (Online)
      by Katey Einterz Owen, Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Director, Vaccines Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Coordinating Access (video message)
      by John Reeder, Director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and Director, the Research for Health Department at the World Health Organization


      What kind of collaboration and coordination is required to accelerate R&D, A&D and leveraging pandemic preparedness by Peter Piot, Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Special Advisor on COVID-19 to the President of the European Commission


  • Venue

The GlobalView Nagasaki 

*Scheduled to be a hybrid event (webinar format: pre-registration is necessary. No registration fee)

Pre-registration is available here.

  ※The symposium may be used in the future in public relations activities and internal and external materials conducted by Nagasaki University and the GHIT Fund, such as on television, in newspapers and in the    organisers' publicity magazines,

   The entire symposium, including his/her portrait, may be made available to the general public. In such cases, your portrait will be used,

   In such cases, we will assume that you have consented to the use of your portrait by submitting your entry (application).

We look forward to your participation.