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Pacific Health Summit

Overview

"The key challenge [at the Summit]—as laid out implicitly by the electorates, patients, and stakeholders we represent—is to grapple in practical terms with how we best integrate these opportunities into our healthcare systems. We cannot stand on the sidelines…. Healthcare needs to move from being our greatest modern cost to becoming our greatest modern asset."

–William Castell, Chairman, The Wellcome Trust

NBR's Center for Health and Aging (CHA) served as the Secretariat for the Pacific Health Summit from its conception through the concluding meeting in 2012. Co-presenting organizations alongside NBR were the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellcome Trust. This invitation-only 8-year dialogue convened 250 top leaders from science, industry, and policy each June to discuss how to realize the dream of a healthier future. Every year the Summit focused on a single theme designed to tackle a critical topic in global health, including affordability and technologies for health (2012), vaccines (2011), maternal and newborn health (2010), multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (2009), malnutrition (2008), pandemic influenza (2007), and early health (2005 and 2006). The majority of Summits were held in Seattle, with the 2010 and 2012 meetings taking place in London.

The Pacific Health Summit was a neutral space where leaders established ground-breaking projects and initiatives, as well as a year-round process for collaboration and communication. For example, at the 2007 Summit the Director-General of the WHO announced the establishment of a pre-pandemic flu vaccine stockpile. Furthering the important work of the 2007 Summit, in 2009 sanofi aventis pledged 100 million doses of H5N1 flu vaccine to the WHO for developing countries. Numerous other collaborations, including the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens (2009), an agreement to distribute innovative medical devices between Laerdal & Powerfree Education and Technology (2010), and a pneumoccoccal vaccine collaboration between Merck & Co. and Serum Institute (2011) either were furthered by or began at meetings held at the Summit.

To learn more about the Summit's conceptual foundation and impact, and read reports from its critical conversation, visit The Pacific Health Summit's website.

Contact

For more information about the Center for Health and Aging (CHA), please contact:

Sandra Ward
Director for Communications and Brand Development
CHA@nbr.org

2012 Pacific Health Summit Report

The 2012 Pacific Health Summit, held in London in June, addressed the theme “Game Changers: Affordability and Technologies for Health.” The report highlights key discussions and outcomes 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.

2012 Pacific Health Summit Challenge

The 2012 Pacific Health Summit Challenge presents the conceptual foundation for the 2012 Pacific Health Summit, held June 12-14. The Challenge is a collection of visionary thought pieces by global health leaders, including Trevor Mundel, Peter Piot, and Mark Walport, and addresses this year’s Summit theme, "Game Changers: Affordability and Technologies for Health."

2011 Pacific Health Summit Report

The 2011 Pacific Health Summit addressed the theme of “Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century.” 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 accelerating innovation and global partnerships.

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

This report highlights key themes and outcomes from an energetic discussion between key leaders in global health on the synergies between the universal health coverage movement and the global push for wider immunization coverage in Asia and around the globe. This conversation originally took place at a workshop of the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines.

2011 Pacific Health Summit Challenge

The "2011 Summit Challenge" presents the conceptual foundation for the 2011 Pacific Health Summit, June 21-23, 2011. The Challenge is a collection of visionary thought pieces by global health leaders, including Tachi Yamada, Mark Walport, and Peter Neupert, and addresses this year’s Summit theme, “Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century.”

2010 Pacific Health Summit Report

Held in June, the 2010 Pacific Health Summit brought together top global leaders to discuss how science, industry, and policy can improve health outcomes for mothers and newborns. The 2010 Summit Report summarizes the key discussions, including how new partnerships and collaborations can provide the tipping point for sustained progress.

2009 Pacific Health Summit Report

At the fifth annual Summit in June 2009, top leaders tackled how science, industry, and policy can accelerate the uptake of innovation to address the emerging global health threat of multidrug-resistant TB. Read the 2009 Summit report, “Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Overcoming Global Resistance.”

2009 Pacific Health Summit Challenge

The official "2009 Summit Challenge" presents the conceptual foundation for the 2009 Pacific Health Summit, held June 16-18. The Challenge is conveyed through brief essays on this year’s Summit theme, "MDR-TB: Overcoming Global Resistance," written by Michael Birt, Lee Hartwell, David Fleming, Peter Neupert, Mark Walport, and Tachi Yamada.

Center for Health and Aging (CHA)

The mission of the Center for Health and Aging (CHA) is to facilitate constructive dialogue between science, industry, and policy and conduct research that highlights unique challenges and opportunities to improve health through creative policy and cross-sector collaboration. Learn more.


Summit Sponsors

A multi-year dialogue as ambitious and important as the Pacific Health Summit could not have succeeded without the participation and support of forward-thinking organizations and foundations, and selfless, generous individuals. For a list of Summit sponsors, please click on the image below.