The Goal

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The goal of the Pacific Health Summit was to connect science, industry, and policy for a healthier world. The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust were co-presenting organizations from the inception of the Summit through the final meeting. After eight productive years—from the inaugural 2005 meeting to the concluding Summit in 2012—global health has become an exciting new place. Our interactive format has proliferated, and decision-makers across every sector and geography are collaborating on all the critical global health issues we addressed: health technology, pandemic flu, MDR-TB, vaccines, malnutrition, maternal and newborn health, and many more. Eight years of transformational conversations and partnerships have created a unique momentum on which to build.    

LEARN MORE

Learn more about the Summit's history, leadership, participants, and impact. Browse the annual Summit reports and other publications.

GOING FORWARD

Since the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), the Summit Secretariat, concluded the annual meeting in 2012, we have shifted our focus from an annual meeting to more targeted work that builds on the Summit’s past themes and concrete outcomes. NBR continues to provide forums for decision-makers to grapple with problems and solutions, share best practices, and forge effective collaborations. Building on the momentum from Summit discussions and in response to the social scientific research needs identified by the decision-makers we convened, NBR has launched new research initiatives through its Center for Health and Aging.

Center for Health and Aging

Center for Health and Aging

NBR's Center for Health and Aging served as the Secretariat for the Pacific Health Summit from its conception.The Center's mission is to facilitate constructive dialogue between science, industry, and policy and conduct research that highlights unique opportunities to improve health through creative policy and cross-sector collaboration. Our current focus includes research on the life sciences sector in Asia—particularly in China and Japan.

    The Globalization of China’s Life Science Sector

    The Globalization of China’s Life Science Sector

    Our China-focused research examines Chinese government support for its life sciences sector and the implications for international scientific competition and innovation, as well as its broader impact on U.S.-China political and economic relations. A recent report examines China’s efforts to create a globally competitive environment for life science innovation and assesses the implications for industry and policy.

      Leveraging New Investments in Japan’s Life Science Sector for Renewed Economic Growth

      Leveraging New Investments in Japan’s Life Science Sector for Renewed Economic Growth

      Our Japan-focused research examines Japan’s ability to leverage the life sciences as a key driver of economic growth. We explore the implications of new reforms on domestic collaboration and innovation. We also provide analysis on competition within the Asia-Pacific region from countries with similar objectives but more mercantilist approaches.

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