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SPECIAL EVENT ON "PHILANTHROPY AND THE GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA" -- 23 February 2009

STATEMENTS

Opening session: Building effective public-private partnerships in health

Introduction of leadership dialogues:

  • Mr. Sha Zukang (Video), Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Leadership dialogues

A. Improving health outcomes of women and girls (Trusteeship Council):

  • Moderator: Ms. Betsy Pisik (Video), The Washington Times

Lead discussants:

  • Mr. Saad Houry (Video), Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ms. Purnima Mane (Video), Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA

Panelists:

  • Ms. Ann Starrs (Video), President, Family Care International and Co-Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)
  • Mr. Gary Cohen (Video), Executive Vice-President, Becton Dickinson
  • Dr. Julian Lob-Levyt (Video), Executive Director, GAVI Alliance
  • Ms. Jane Nelson (Video), Director, Senior Fellow and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

First respondents:

  • Ms. Carol Adelman (Video), Director, Centre for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute
  • Ms. Marianne Barner (Video), Head, IKEA Social Initiative
  • Ms. Judith Helzner (Video), Director, Population and Reproductive Health, John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Mr. Karim Khoja (Video), Chief Executive Officer, Roshan Telecom Development Company, Afghanistan

B. Raising the profile of neglected tropical diseases (ECOSOC Chamber):

  • Moderator: Mr. Matthew Bishop, Chief Business Writer and US Business Editor, The Economist

Lead discussants:

  • Dr. Lorenzo Savioli, Director, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO
  • Mr. Rakesh Nangia, Director of Operations, Human Development Network, World Bank

Panelists:

First respondents:

  • Ms. Kari Stoever, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Closing session

Key outcomes from break-out sessions:

  • Mr. Amir Dossal (Video), Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships
  • Closing keynote address by President Bill Clinton (Video)
  • Closing statement by H.E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas (Video), President of ECOSOC

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