Pacific Health Summit


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 eight-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.

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