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Neglected Tropical Diseases - Live Q&A with Eduardo Pisani

07 May 2013,

One billion people worldwide suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), affecting primarily poor people in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. These diseases kill or disable millions of people every year. The research based-pharmaceutical industry is one of many international stakeholders working to improve global health and reduce the burden of NTDs. As part of the industry's commitment, IFPMA members have pledged to donate more than 14 billion treatments by 2020 to help eliminate or control the nine NTDs that represent more than 90% of the global NTD burden.

On May 7, 2013 at 15:00 CEST (9am EST), Global Health Progress will host a live Q&A focused on neglected tropical diseases with Eduardo Pisani, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).

We encourage those interested to submit questions in advance (send a message to @GlobalHealth using #NTDsQA or comment on the FaceBook post).

Join IFPMA DG for a live chat on NTDs on 7 May at 15.00 CET.  Tweet questions beforehand using #NTDsQA or send to p.shelby(at)ifpma.org

When:

May 7, 2013 at 15:00 CEST (9am EST)

How:

Follow the discussion using #NTDsQA

Submit questions in advance by sending a message to @GlobalHealth using #NTDsQA or commenting on the FaceBook post.

Key twitter handles:

Global Health Progress - @globalhealth

IFPMA - @IFPMA

Eduardo Pisani, Director General of IFPMA - @pisanie7