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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Achim Hoerauf

UNiversity Bonn Medical Center
Director, Institute of Medical Microbiology
Bonn, Germany

My team has been active for 20 years dveeloping new drugs and treatments for two NTDs, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (often know as elefantiasis), together with our endemic country partners. New drugs are essential do really achieve "the last mile" and eliminate these diseases. Funded by Gates Foundation and German funders such as the German Ministry of Research (BMBF), we have detected new promising compounds and developed them through preclinics into first-in man-use. Such a process usually takes well more than 10 yars, and we are happy now to see several of these candidates now in phase 2 efficacy studies in Africa.
See more taching videos on our webpage: https://www.microbiology-bonn.de/en/news-publications/gallery-/-fotos
Tuesday, September 12

9:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

Thursday, September 14

9:00am EDT

Friday, September 15

12:00pm EDT