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  • Media and Mental Health: Breaking Down Stigma and Challenging Inaccuracies
    2012

    At the 2012 Pacific Health Summit, many health journalists expressed their frustration about both the lack of support for quality reporting on mental health and the need to better inform policymakers and the public about this issue. As a follow-up, NBR spoke with leading health journalists and media representatives to gather their insights on the role of media in raising awareness about mental health issues in developed and developing countries.


  • Harnessing Technology to Strengthen Accountability
    2012

    Stemming from a workshop session at the 2012 Pacific Health Summit on “Affordability and Technologies for Health,” this report examines how technology is empowering patients to take control of their health and is increasing health providers’ access to information that improves care and delivery.


  • 2012 Pacific Health Summit Report
    2012

    The 2012 Pacific Health Summit took place in London in June 2012 and addressed the theme “Game Changers: Affordability and Technologies for Health.” The report highlights key discussions and the impact from the Summit, which brought together global leaders from science, industry, and policy to discuss how to realize the dream of a healthier future through affordable health technology innovations.


  • Strengthening Regulatory Frameworks to Fuel Health Technology
    2012

    How are regulatory inefficiencies impeding innovation in technologies for health, and what critical regulatory elements should be addressed to improve access to life-saving tools? As a follow-up to regulatory discussions that took place at the 2012 Pacific Health Summit, NBR spoke with global health leaders from science, industry, and policy who addressed these issues and more.


  • 2012 Summit Challenge
    2012

    Global leaders share their vision for the 2012 Pacific Health Summit. The Summit Challenge contains brief thought pieces addressing the Summit theme of "Game Changers: Affordability and Technologies for Health."


  • 2012 Calls for Collaboration
    2012

    This collection of Calls for Collaboration from the 2012 Pacific Health Summit represents one of the ways the Secretariat responds to the hopes and vision for what could be accomplished together at the Summit and beyond. It contains the Calls for Collaboration distributed at the 2012 Summit, and it is our hope that they will continue to inspire dialogue and foster new partnerships beyond the 2012 Summit.


  • Affordable Solutions: Strengthening Disease Prevention and Detection through Appropriate Technologies
    2012

    Victor Shi, Asia Pacific President of QIAGEN, addresses disease prevention efforts in developing countries and underscores the economic case for utilizing new diagnostic technologies to drastically reduce disease and maximize country resources.


  • Health Technology Innovation in Japan: Challenges and Opportunities in Turbulent Times
    2012

    Kenichi Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO, Sakura Global Holding Co. Ltd, discusses the current economic challenges, opportunities, and critical next steps for the health-related private sector in Japan, as the Japanese government, faced with a rapidly aging population, strives to reduce healthcare costs.


  • Improving the Diagnostic Ecosystem: A Critical Step in Controlling the TB Epidemic in India and Globally
    2012

    India has the highest burden of TB in the world, and faces the ever-present threat of multi-drug resistant TB strains. Madhukar Pai (McGill University) discusses TB prevention efforts in India, focusing on recent breakthroughs in TB diagnostic technology and the current barriers to the adoption of effective diagnostic tools in the region.


  • Improving Nutrition: Early Childhood Development and Mobile Health
    2012

    Millions of children suffer from stunted physical growth and impaired cognitive ability due to lack of nutrient rich foods. Experts from World Vision International discuss the importance of early childhood nutrition and recent developments in mobile technologies that may provide powerful solutions for undernutrition in resource poor settings.


  • India’s Technology Sector: Paving the Way for Innovative New Approaches to Healthcare
    2012

    What factors are driving India’s emergence as a health technology leader? Kanav Kahol of the Public Health Foundation of India discusses the country’s thriving culture of innovation, its growing leadership in health-technology fields, and the future role of India and Asia in health technology development.


  • Beyond Borders: New Growth and Direction for Japan’s Pharmaceutical Industry
    2012

    What global and domestic trends are pushing the Japanese pharmaceutical industry to look to emerging economies for new market potential? BT Slingsby of Eisai Co., Ltd., discusses new business models, market trends, and the challenges and opportunities awaiting Japanese pharma in the emerging economies.


  • Perspectives from Industry: Tiered Pricing and Vaccine Access
    2012

    What are the key challenges to improving access to vaccines in the 21st century? Pharmaceutical leaders Mark Feinberg (Merck Vaccines at Merck & Co.), Suresh Jadhav (Serum Institute of India Ltd.), and Jean Stéphenne (GSK Biologicals) provide industry perspectives on the increasingly complex nature of vaccine development and the need for a revised tiered pricing structure that better addresses the needs of low- and middle-income countries.


  • Pandemic Flu Preparedness: How Far Have We Come in the Last Five Years?
    2012

    How will recent developments in pandemic flu preparedness better equip high-risk countries, such as those in Southeast Asia, for future outbreaks? Dr. Peter Clevestig and Rachel Irwin of SIPRI address this and more, including the WHO’s new Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework and the interplay between human and animal health.


  • Technologies for Health: Assessing Affordability
    2012

    How can policymakers accurately assess the affordability of health technologies? David Heymann (Center on Global Health Security, Chatham House) discusses the key challenges in assessing affordability and sheds light on the potential impact of Asia’s increasing growth in domestic R&D and manufacturing of health technologies on emerging markets.


  • Matching Realism with Aspiration: Challenges and Successes in the Use of Technology for Global Health
    2012

    A roundtable discussion on why it is important to bring practical expectations to any discussion about technology’s potential to aid in global health.


  • Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century
    2011

    Pacific Health Summit conference report, “Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century," which summarizes key discussions and impact of the 2011 Summit.


  • Preparing for the Global Market: China’s Expanding Role as a Vaccine Manufacturer
    2011

    What are the forces behind China’s recent enormous growth in vaccine manufacturing, and what are the implications for global health? A novel gathering of Chinese industry and government leaders discussed the outward-facing trends of the booming industry and its latest efforts to meet international regulatory standards. This discussion originally took place at a workshop of the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines.


  • Keeping the Trust: Targeting Communication Gaps and Driving Vaccine Confidence
    2011

    This report sprang from a captivating 2011 Summit plenary on the different ways to promote public confidence in, and curb outbreaks of anxiety surrounding immunization efforts. Foremost leaders in global health contribute to a holistic discussion on an array of topics, including open communication between scientists and journalists, and channels to effectively navigate social and cultural misunderstandings.


  • Universal Health Coverage and Immunization: Mutual Reinforcement for a Healthier World
    2011

    This report outlines key themes and outcomes on the synergies between the universal health coverage movement and the global push for wider immunization coverage around the globe. The discussion took place at a workshop held at the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines.


  • A New Global Framework to Bring Vaccine Pricing into the 21st Century
    2011

    Ambassador Mark Dybul (Georgetown University) discusses why a new global pricing framework for vaccines is needed.


  • Thailand’s New National Vaccine Strategy: Building Capacity, Accelerating Production
    2011

    Following the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines, NBR spoke with Yot Teerawattananon (Thailand’s Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program) about Thailand’s new national vaccine strategy. Dr. Teerawattananon discusses Thailand’s vaccine infrastructure, potential challenges to the plan, and the role of middle-income countries in vaccine manufacturing.


  • 2011 Calls for Collaboration
    2011

    This collection of Calls for Collaboration from the 2011 Pacific Health Summit represents one of the ways the Secretariat responded to the hopes and vision for what could be accomplished together at the Summit and beyond. It contains many of the Calls for Collaboration distributed at the 2011 Summit and it is our hope that they will continue to inspire dialogue and foster new partnerships in vaccines and immunization beyond those gathered at the 2011 Summit.


  • 2011 Summit Challenge
    2011

    Global leaders share their vision for the 2011 Pacific Health Summit. The Challenge contains brief thought pieces addressing the Summit theme of "Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century."


  • Japan’s Evolving Role in Global Health
    2011

    This thought piece explores Japan's evolving role in global health over the last several years, examining both domestic and international dynamics that have shaped Japan's involvement in this arena. The authors posit that despite recent economic decline and the crisis of March 11, Japan is actually well positioned to reaffirm its global leadership role in, and commitment to, global health.


  • The Current Vaccine Wave and Global Health: Production, Policy, Pricing, and Promising Technologies
    2011

    Adel Mahmoud (Princeton University) discusses the major trends and achievements in the vaccine field over the last two decades, focusing on the impact of, and challenges surrounding, new vaccines, including pricing policies, financial structures, and the role of emerging market manufacturers.


  • Integrating Immunization: Ensuring a Holistic Approach Through Stronger Health Systems (UHC Workshop Backgrounder)
    2011

    This "Integrating Immunization" brief was prepared in advance of the 2011 Summit workshop, “Integrating Immunization: Ensuring a Holistic Approach to Strengthening Health Systems.” This brief posits that in order to achieve and sustain high immunization coverage, universal health coverage (UHC) and immunization programs must engage with health system strengthening (HSS efforts) in crucial areas of service delivery, human resources, leadership and governance, health financing, and information.


  • Delivering on the Promise of Vaccines: Strengthening the Continuum from Research and Development to Delivery to Eradication
    2011

    In this Impact and Innovations series thought piece, Dr. Seth Berkley posits that while the path for vaccines from research and development to delivery and eradication of disease has historically been long and bumpy, the full life-saving potential of vaccine will only be realized if these efforts are better integrated into a seamless continuum.


  • A Pivotal Moment for China and Vaccine Manufacturing
    2011

    Jiankang (Jack) Zhang (PATH, China Office), a key leader in China's vaccine industry, explains that the March 2011 announcement of China achieving WHO "pre-qualification" for its national regulatory system for vaccines, which will allow Chinese-manufactured vaccines to compete for UN tenders, marks a turning point for China's vaccine industry and international engagement.


  • Maximizing Every Dose and Dollar: The Imperative of Efficiency in Vaccine Delivery
    2011

    Are health delivery systems in developing countries prepared to accommodate the demands and stresses that the new generation of bulkier, more expensive vaccines will bring over next decade? This Oliver Sabot, Prashant Yadav, and Michel Zaffran thought piece argues that seemingly simple and well-run vaccine supply chain and delivery systems are in reality quite complex and ill-prepared to handle soon-to-be-available vaccines, and that these systems will need systematic overhauling to deliver on the life-saving potential of these innovations.


  • In Defense of Health, Beyond Humanitarianism: Marketing Vaccines as National Security Products
    2011

    Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos explores how the global health community should be branding and marketing vaccines, and the potential to improve uptake and increase country-driven funding for vaccines by learning from the success of military marketing and branding.


  • Expanding Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity and Potential: Broad Evolutions in Technology
    2011

    In advance of the 2011 Summit, NBR, the Summit Secretariat, is conducting a series of interviews on current issues facing the global vaccines and immunization field. We spoke with Dr. Nigel Darby (GE Healthcare), who explains that technologies for vaccine development and manufacturing are rapidly expanding and adapting to address the major diseases and emerging threats of today, and an increase in-country manufacturing capacity is helping fuel this transformation.


  • The Business Case: Why and How Should Industry Engage in Maternal and Newborn Health?
    2010

    Why does the role of industry matter in maternal and newborn health (MNH) and how can the private sector best engage in this field? This Business Case report provides resources and recommendations for how and why industry players can partner with MNH organizations—using a business-centric approach.


  • The Potential of Technology to Transform Maternal and Newborn Health: Reflections from a Gathering of Unlike Minds
    2010

    This Q&A discussion features key leaders from different sectors examining the potential of innovative, appropriate tools to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH), as well as the business models that can effectively deliver these innovations to markets in Asia and around the globe. The conversation originally took place at a workshop of the 2010 Pacific Health Summit on Maternal and Newborn Health.


  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) through a Health Literacy Lens
    2010

    A collection thoughtful voices from leaders across sectors exploring the key successes and challenges, and potential of partnerships in promoting the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). The discussion originally took place at a workshop of the 2010 Summit on Maternal and Newborn Health.


  • Universal Health Coverage: A Sine Qua Non for Improved and Sustained Maternal and Newborn Health?
    2010

    A collection of unique voices exploring the challenges and promise of universal health coverage in the context of maternal and newborn health.


  • 2010 Summit Report
    2010

    The 2010 Summit Report summarizes the key discussions and impact of 2010 Summit.


  • UN Secretary
    2010

    General Ban Ki-moon sends special message to the 2010 Pacific Health Summit.


  • 2010 Calls for Collaboration
    2010

    This collection of Calls for Collaboration from the 2010 Pacific Health Summit represents one of the ways the Secretariat responded to the hopes and vision for what could be accomplished together at the Summit and beyond. It contains many of the Calls for Collaboration distributed at the 2010 Summit and it is our hope that they will continue to inspire dialogue and foster new partnerships beyond those gathered at the 2010 Summit.


  • Maternal and Early Childhood Health
    2010

    Joint Frontiers Meeting co-hosted by the Wellcome Trust and The Childrent's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).


  • 2010 Summit Challenge
    2010

    Global leaders share their vision for the 2010 Pacific Health Summit.


  • The Business Case for Maternal and Newborn Health
    2010

    A catalyst for Summit discussions on industry engagement in maternal and newborn health.


  • Maternal and Newborn Health: A Vietnam Roundtable Discussion
    2010

    A summary report from February 2 Roundtable discussion held in Hanoi, Vietnam by NBR Center for Health and Aging and the Institute of Social and Medical Studies, with support from GlaxoSmithKline. The Roundtable convened 27 of Vietnam’s leaders from civil society, public health, medicine, policy, industry, and academia to examine critical topics and priorities in maternal and newborn health in Vietnam.


  • A thought piece to Summit participants by the Global to Local Health Initiative
    2010

    A New Approach to Thinking Globally and Acting Locally


  • Diagnosing Inaccuracy: New WHO Policy Shift to End Ineffective TB Practices
    2009

    Why does TB continue to prevail around the world, and what are the implications of the recent WHO policy recommendation to ban blood tests to diagnose active TB? Dr. Mario Raviglione (Stop TB Department, WHO) addresses these questions and more in this expert interview, including what policymakers must do to curb the spread of TB.


  • 2009 Summit Report
    2009

    The 2009 Summit Report summarizes the conceptual foundation, key findings, and impact of this year's Summit.


  • 2009 Summit Challenge
    2009

    The 2009 Summit Challenge presents the conceptual foundation for this year's Pacific Health Summit through brief essays by Michael Birt, Lee Hartwell, David Fleming, Peter Neupert, Mark Walport, and Tachi Yamada.


  • Tuberculosis—The Business Case: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
    2009

    An outline of the ways in which the private sector is already, and could be even more, effectively engaged in the fight against TB. This document formed the foundation for discussions on new and ongoing public-private partnerships around TB at the 2009 Pacific Health Summit.


  • Summit Statement by Paul Thorn
    2009


  • President Jorge Sampaio’s message to the Summit
    2009


  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sends special message to the 2009 Pacific Health Summit
    2009


  • 2008 Summit Report
    2008

    This report summarizes the conceptual foundation, key findings, and impact of the 2008 Pacific Health Summit, "The Global Nutrition Challenge: Getting a Healthy Start."


  • 2008 Summit Challenge
    2008

    The 2008 Summit Challenge presents the conceptual foundation for this year's Pacific Health Summit through brief essays by Michael Birt, Lee Hartwell, Mark Walport, and Tachi Yamada.


  • Obesity, Associated Diseases, and Personal Health: Addressing the Global Nutrition Challenge
    2008

    A report from the April 7 Summit Advance Workshop held in London. The event convened 60 leaders from science, policy, public health, industry, and medicine to discuss the rapidly emerging threat of obesity and its associated diseases in both developed and developing societies.


  • Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
    2008

    A report from the February 15 Summit Advance Workshop held in Tokyo. The event welcomed 50 leaders from Japan and the international nutrition community to discuss the critical issue of global undernutrition.


  • Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses (Japanese translation)
    2008

    A report, translated into Japanese, from the February 15 Summit Advance Workshop held in Tokyo. The event welcomed 50 leaders from Japan and the international nutrition community to discuss the critical issue of global undernutrition.


  • Pandemic Flu Preparedness: How Far Have We Come in the Last Five Years?
    2007

    How will recent developments in pandemic flu preparedness better equip high-risk countries, such as those in Southeast Asia, for future outbreaks? Dr. Peter Clevestig and Rachel Irwin of SIPRI address this and more, including the WHO’s new Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework and the interplay between human and animal health.


  • 2007 Summit Report
    2007

    Summarizes the conceptual foundation, key findings, and impact of this year’s Summit.


  • Plenary 1 Summary
    2007

    Opening Session: Can emerging science and technology change the pandemic equation?


  • Plenary 2 Summary
    2007

    How might new vaccine technology help us to meet the threat of a pandemic? How do we change our assumptions about prevention and preparedness to meet the emerging data?


  • Plenary 3 Summary
    2007

    What can our experience with other diseases and past pandemics teach us about preventing and preparing for the next pandemic?


  • Plenary 4 Summary
    2007

    What are the challenges that face industry and the private sector in terms of developing, manufacturing, registering, and delivering vaccines and other technologies that will help us prevent and prepare?


  • Plenary 5 Summary
    2007

    How might emerging science change local, national, and global health policy? How should we collaborate to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic?


  • Plenary 6 Summary
    2007

    Translating Policy into Action: How do we set out priorities to meet the challenges facing the global community? How do we finance new efforts to prevent and prepare?


  • 2007 Summit Challenge
    2007

    The 2007 Summit Challenge presents the conceptual foundation for this year's Pacific Health Summit, as well as a review of Summit-related activities that took place over the past year. The document features brief essays by Michael Birt, Tadataka Yamada, Joe Hogan, and Lee Hartwell. Case Studies of the China Infectious Disease Reporting System and the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network are also included.


  • Foreign Policy's Pacific Health Summit Supplement
    2006

    The supplement to the 2006 September/October issue of Foreign Policy features Pacific Health Summit discussions and participants.


  • Chronic Neglect
    2006

    An article in the 2006 September/October issue of Foreign Policy magazine examines the rise of chronic diseases in the developing world.


  • Pacific Health Summit Program Notes
    2006

    A summary report by the NBR Center for Health and Aging of the 2006 Pacific Health Summit.


  • Lost in Translation
    2006

    Summit 2006 Breakout Session Report.


  • Fighting Fat - Preparing for the Global Obesity Epidemic
    2006

    Summit 2006 Breakout Session Report.


  • Preparing for the Aging Challenge
    2006

    Summit 2006 Breakout Session Report.


  • East Meets West - Staying Healthy vs. Curing Disease
    2006

    Summit 2006 Breakout Session Report.


  • Pandemic Preparedness and Health Information Technology and Policy
    2006

    Summit 2006 Breakout Session Report.


  • Foreign Policy Supplement
    2005

    Pacific Health Summit 2005 was featured in the September/October 2005 Special Supplement to Foreign Policy Magazine.


  • 2005 Summit Challenge
    2005

    The 2005 Summit Challenge provides the conceptual foundation for the Pacific Health Summit process.


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