Dialogue @pharma.be: a call for Ambassadorship of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

15/06/2016

Over 240 key actors in development and healthcare attended the Dialogue @pharma.be event in Brussels on June 3rd, 2016.

dialogue @ pharma.be 2016‘Good health and well-being’, the 3rd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), was the lively topic of discussion at the Dialogue. An unprecedented mix of authorities, academics, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and healthcare professionals entered the challenging debate ‘How can we, by joining forces, further contribute to the new global 2030 roadmap?’

Already today – researchers in Belgium have achieved remarkable results in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and tackling HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases. Belgium’s expertise in the R&D, production and distribution of essential medicines and vaccines gives new hope to patients worldwide. Still, there is a long way to go. Speakers at the Dialogue @pharma.be underlined the value of “health partnerships” between the public and the private sector in order to make safe and effective treatments available to everyone.

>> Click here to discover the – currently – 330 health partnerships worldwide, involving many pharmaceutical companies

>> Click here to see the pictures of the Dialogue

>> Check out this video to see how pharma contributes to the SDGs ?

Interviews with speakers:

1. Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman, Director Women's Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

2. Fr. Sjaak De Boer, Member of the Supervisory Board of Cordaid

3. Jaak Peeters, Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

4. Eduardo Pisani, Director General of the IFPMA