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How to fix our medical R&D model: A spotlight on TB treatment.

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Granja las Américas

nº 3 Acceso

Ciudad de México, 11200

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IAS2019 side event - expert speakers discussing how to reform the medical R&D model and how to foster a more effective TB response.

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Our current model for developing new medicines is expensive, inefficient and unsustainable. There is an urgent need to develop medicines to address persistent treatment gaps, create more effective preventative therapies and ensure universal health coverage.

Lifesaving treatment for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, or new antiretrovirals to treat HIV remain prohibitively expensive. For example, Deltyba, one of the first two new anti-tuberculosis (TB) compounds to have become available in over four decades costs US$1700 per six-month treatment.

Our present system of developing new medicines too often fails to provide the most urgently needed health technologies, despite a large proportion of health R&D coming from public sources.

In this IAS2019 side event panel discussion and Q&A, expert speakers will share their opinions on how to foster a more effective TB response and why alternative models that are driven by public health interests need to be supported.

Discussion chaired by:

  • Fifa Rahman, UNITAID NGOs Board Member and PhD Candidate, University of Leeds

Speakers include:

  • Sibongile Tshabalala, National Chairperson, Treatment Action Campaign
  • Jeremiah Johnson, HIV Project Director, Treatment Action Group
  • Dr Paula Fujiwara, Scientific Director, The Union
  • Sharonann Lynch, HIV & TB advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Access Campaign
  • Dr François Bompart, Director of HIV & Hepatitis C Initiative, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative
  • Dr Luis Alfredo Ponce de León Garduño, National Institute Salvador Zubirán

Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be served.

The event is open to the public and you don't need to be a IAS2019 delegate to attend. Granja Las Americas is only a ten minute walk from Centro Citibanamex, the conference venue for the IAS2019.

The meeting will be recorded over Zoom and Facebook Live. In your registration, please indicate if you would like to join remotely and we will provide instructions on how to do this.

This side event is hosted by STOPAIDS and sponsored by the UNITAID NGO Delegation, Treatment Action Group, Treatment Action Campaign, GNP+ and Health GAP (Global Access Project)

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