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Past Events

11th December, the APPMG and the APPG on Global Health  jointly  hosted the Global Launch of the G-FINDER 2013 Report.

Speakers included:

Dr Nick Chapman, Policy Cures; Jon Pender, GlaxoSmithKline; Anja Langenbucher, Gates Foundation, Dr Tim Wells, MMV.

Chairman: Andrew Jack (Financial Times)

G-FINDER 2013 press release FINAL

Following this event:

11th December,  the APPMG Christmas Event 

A round up of Achievements and Challenges in Malaria & NTD Control in 2013 

Speakers included:

Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research & Evidence at the Department for International Development.

Professor Alan Fenwick, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health Imperial College, & Director of the Schisomiasis Control Initiative in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Dr Tim Wells, Chief Scientist, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Tim Wells MMV December 13

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How are people in the Diaspora dealing with Malaria Control within their own Communities?

20th May 6.30pm • IPU Room, Westminster Hall

Dr Jane Zuckerman, Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Travel Medicine, Director UCL Medical Student Occupational & Royal Free Travel Health Centre spoke about preventing malaria for those travelling to Africa.

Ralph Tanyi, MCMI, Cameroon Forum -a Diaspora Civil Society,  told the Group about some of the activities in which the Diaspora community has been involved in raising awareness within their communities.

Alistair Soyode, Chairman of Ben Television, the largest Diaspora television broadcaster with audiences across the EU, spoke ofthe imporance of making the Diaspora aware of the dangers of malaria when visting friends and relatives in Africa.  He explained how the Diaspora is leveraging the power of the media with information and education to assist the fight against malaria in Diaspora and at home

Presentations:

VFRs & Travel Medicine Jane Zuckerman APPMG

Ralph Tanyi Cameroon Forum May 2013

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Invest in The Future: Defeat Malaria

23rd April • MacMillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

Invest in The Future: Defeat Malaria
Where we are now on global malaria control, what are our priorities and what is our wish list.

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WASH and infectious diseases

19th March - 4pm • Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Water and Sanitation in the Developing World and the Child Health & Vaccine Preventable Diseases Groups. The theme of the meeting is WASH and infectious diseases to mark World Water Day

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Water and Sanitation in the Developing World and the Child Health & Vaccine Preventable Diseases Groups

19th March - 4pm • Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

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Focus on Health in Tanzania

12th February, 5pm • Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

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Speakers included:
Jeremy Lefroy MP, reported on the Group’s recent field trip to Tanzania
He was supported by a presentation by Susan Dykes

Professor Moses Bockarie, the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, LSTM, working in conjunction with National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania spoke about his work with lymphatic filariasis

Tim Allen, Professor of Development Anthropology and Head of the Department of International Development, LSE
and Melissa Parker, Director, Centre for Research in International Medical Anthropology, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Brunel University spoke about their work on lymphatic filariasis in Tanzania

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World Leprosy & the First Anniversary of the London Declaration on NTDs

Tuesday 29th January, 5pm • Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

Speakers included:
Doug Souter, General Secretary International Federations of Anti Leprosy Associations will talk of his experience gained through his work with leprosy and what it can bring to the NTD debate

Dr Lorenzo Savioli, Director of the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO will talk about the report published by Gates & WHO, to mark the first anniversary of the London Declaration.

Edwina Chin, Policy Analyst, will discuss the most recent Policy Cures G-FINDER Report on financing Malaria & NTDs

We also welcomed Neeraj Mistry, Director the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases who addressed the Group.

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