The goal of the Pacific Health Summit was to connect science, industry, and policy for a healthier world.
The main work of the Summit was an annual meeting that convened top decision-makers to discuss how to realize the dream of a healthier future through the effective utilization of scientific advances, combined with industrial innovation and appropriate policies. 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. Read more
A number of forward-thinking, innovative foundations, companies, NGOs, and government institutions provided critical financial support and thought leadership that enabled NBR to implement a transformational, high-impact process every year and convene important leaders together from every corner of the globe. The Summit team and NBR leadership remain full of gratitude to and admiration for these organizations and their partnership. Learn more
Where We Go from Here
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 a research initiative examining shifting leadership in the life sciences sector in Asia and its impact on health innovation and international relations. Read more