8:00 am – 8:55 am

Reception and accreditation

8:55 am – 10:00 am


Introduction by the master of ceremonies

Nísia Trindade, Minister of Health Brazil (Online)
Welcome Master of Ceremonies
Sergio Sosa-Estani, Director of DNDi Latin America
Marie-Paule Kieny, Chair of DNDi Board
Mario Moreira, President of Fiocruz
Jarbas Barbosa, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (Video)
Ximena Aguilera Sanhueza, Minister of Health Chile
José Noriega Panssa, Cooperation and International Relations advisor of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia (online)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Session 1:
20 Years of Achievements and Challenges in Innovation and Access to Healthcare

10:00 am – 10:05 am: Introduction Alessandra Vilas-Boas, Master of Ceremonies
10:05 am – 10:10 am: Opening by Renata Reis, director of Doctors Without Borders in Brazil
10:10 am – 11:00 am: Dialogues
Noor Hisham Abdullah, former director-general of Health Malaysia and member of the DNDi Board
Jorge Bermudez, senior researcher and advisor at Fiocruz and member of the DNDi Board
Elvira Idalia Hernández, president of the International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sessão 2:
Current and Future Challenges of Innovation and Access to Treatments for Neglected Populations

11:30 am – 11:35 am: Introduction Alessandra Vilas-Boas, Master of Ceremonies
11:35 am – 11:40 am: Opening by Carlos Morel, director of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS) of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
11:40 am – 12:30 pm: Dialogues
Fabiola Sulpino Vieira, Health coordinator at the Directorate of Studies and Social Policies at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) (online)
Marcus Soalheiro, representative of the Brazilian Association of Fine Chemical Industries (ABIFINA)
John Reeder, director of the World Health Organization’s Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and member of the DNDi Board
Suerie Moon, co-director of the Global Health Centre and member of the DNDi Board (online)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 1:35 pm

Presentation of DNDi 20 years video

1:35 pm – 2:30 pm

Session 3:
Financial Sustainability of R&D of Treatments for Neglected Diseases

1:35 pm – 1:40 pm: Introduction Alessandra Vilas-Boas, Master of Ceremonies
1:40 pm – 1:45 pm: Opening by Silvia Gold, president of Mundo Sano Foundation and member of the DNDi Board
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Dialogues
Draurio Barreira, representative of Secretariat of Health Surveillance and Environment of the Brazilian Ministry of Health
Carla Reis, head of the Department of the Industrial Complex and Health Services at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) of Brazil
Thiago de Mello Moraes, general coordinator of Health, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences at the Secretariat of Strategic Policies and Programs of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 4:
Emerging Transformations in Global Health: How Do They Impact Our Innovation Agendas?

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm: Introduction Alessandra Vilas-Boas, Master of Ceremonies
3:05 pm – 3:10 pm: Opening by Michel Lotrowska, president of DNDi Latin America
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm: Dialogues
Alexandre Ghisleni, ambassador and head of the Special Advisory for International Affairs of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (online participation)
Marie Paul Kieny, Chair of the DNDi Board, and chair of the Medicines Patent Pool Board
Marco Krieger, vice-president of Production and Innovation in Health at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Maria Guevara, International President of Doctors Without Borders (online)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 5:

Introduction Alessandra Vilas-Boas, Deputy Director Doctors Without Borders, Brazil
Patients representative
Introduction by the master of ceremonies
Closing words from Luis Pizarro, executive director of DNDi

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