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Growing the Bottom line: How investments in health R&D strengthen economies and innovation capacity
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ

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Below a brief summary of our event. I hope this is helpful and let me know if you have any questions.

PATH, the Coalition for Health Research and Development (CHReaD) and the South African Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC) hosted an event titled, ‘Growing the bottom line: How investments in health R&D strengthen economies and innovation capacity’. The event explored the role of different sectors to accomplish SDG 3, with a specific focus on what can be done to enhance regional and international cooperation to develop health innovation capacity, and how changing demographics present new opportunities for smart investment and strengthened economies. After a moderated conversation among the panellists, participants were given the last 30 minutes for a time of questions and open discussion. The event featured a panel composed of the below speakers:


  • Robert Eiss, Senior Advisor to Fogarty Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
  • Wendy Taylor, Former Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, United States Agency for International Development
  • Paul Wilson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Facilitator
  • Carolyn Reynolds, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, PATH
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