The Goal


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


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.
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