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Panel discussion - Event date: 23 Jan 2020

2020 WEF Annual Meeting: Presenting the findings of the 2020 Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark

On the 23rd January, the 2nd AMR Benchmark report will be presented for the first time at a dedicated session at the 2020 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos. The session will be opened by Dutch Minister for Medical Care, Mr Bruno Bruins, and moderated by Dame Sally Davies, former UK Chief Medical Officer.

During the 2020 WEF Annual Meeting, the Benchmark will be presented on Thursday 23 January in an Affiliated Session titled “Securing the Future of Healthcare Through Access to New and Essential Antibiotics: The 2020 Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark.”  

The high-level roundtable will feature the results of the 2nd AMR Benchmark report, showing how leading pharmaceutical companies are tackling drug-resistant infections. Participants will then discuss how governments, investors, companies and civil society organisations can work together to revitalise the current infrastructure that develops and deploys new and essential antibiotics for patients. The session will also include the announcement of the ‘Year of Action for AMR’ by the investor community.

The session will be opened by the Dutch Minister for Medical Care, Mr Bruno Bruins, and moderated by Dame Sally Davies, former UK Chief Medical Officer and joined by Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation. Other participants who are invited to speak include:

  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships, UNICEF
  • Elizabeth Cousens, Executive Director, UN Foundation
  • Alex Harris, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, Wellcome Trust
  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Thomas Breuer, Chief Medical Officer, GSK Vaccines

Registered participants of the WEF Annual Meeting can use TopLink to join the meeting. If you don't have a badge for the Annual Meeting, but plan to be in Davos, please get in touch with Damiano de Felice to access to the session.

Find more information about the AMR Benchmark here.


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