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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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John Gyapong

Chair EDCTP3 Scientific Committee
Professor John Gyapong is the Chair of the Scientific Committee (SC) of Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking and former Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of EDCTP2. He a Public Health Physician and an Epidemiologist. He studied Medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and later studied Public Health (MSc) and Epidemiology (PhD) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London.
His main area of research is infectious diseases epidemiology, especially lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases and malaria. He established and managed the Ghana Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme for eight (8). For twelve (12) years, he was Director for Research and Development of the Ghana Health Service where he was responsible for health systems and implementation research.
From 2009 to 2016, he worked for the University of Ghana initially as Vice-Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the School of Public, and later as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor responsible for Research, Innovation and Development. From 2016 to 2022, he was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA. He serves on several international research review committees and boards and has over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals.