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Matching Health Needs and Pharmaceutical Research – How to set the research agenda for public health

Vienna, Austria Center Vienna
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A considerable share of the cost for research and development of pharmaceuticals is co-financed by public funds. A lack of knowledge of the global structure of funding by public health authorities leads to a lack of coordination, which would be necessary to actively steer research towards the area of unmet medical needs. Aim of the event is the creation of a platform that allows for improved exchange of knowledge between participating institutions, such as national health and research administrations, universities, funds and international organisations. The ultimate goal is to better reflect the medical need when taking research funding decisions.

Manica Balasegaram, director of the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), keynote
Mariana Mazzucato, University College London (UCL), keynote
Panel 1:
Manica Balasegaram (GARDP), Suzanne Hill (World Health Organisation headquarters), Natasha Azzopardi Muscat (European Public Health Association, EuPHA), Irene Norstedt (European Commission, EC)
Panel 2:
Mariana Mazzucato (UCL), Els Torelle (Doctors Without Borders), Wellcome Trust (to be confirmed), Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, INSERM (to be confirmed), European Patients' Forum, EPF (to be confirmed)
Synthesis Forum:
Mariana Mazzucato (UCL), Suerie Moon (Graduate Institute), Manica Balasegaram (GARDP), Martin Seychell (EC)


Official photos of this event will be published on the official Flickr channel.

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