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Ending Neglected Diseases: Through System Change
November 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Neglected Tropical Diseases inflict suffering and chronic disability on over 1.5 billion of the world’s most impoverished and marginalized people. 875 million of these are children. A world without intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, and river blindness is in our planet’s future – but there is a lot of work to do; it requires a multi-stakeholder solution with entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporates, universities and government all playing their critical part in the system. The crux questions are what role should they play and how can they most effectively work together? Through this event, we gather a group of NTD change-makers to help us understand the innovations, data, people and action needed to drive progress. They will highlight their role in the system, their major wins and biggest roadblocks, and, most importantly, how the system can function in order to drive change and wipe out NTDs from the planet for good.
Whether you want to be a NTD change-maker or you are interested in learning an innovative approach to tackling global system-level challenges, please join us.
Series on entrepreneurship & SDGs empowered by The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT
– Anjali Sastry, Faculty, MIT Sloan
– Ellen Agler, CEO, END Fund
– John Lewandowski, Founder of Disease Diagnostic Group
– Jeff Glenn, DrPH Candidate, HSPH; Systems Change Fellow, END Fund