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[Event Report]HGPI-GCOA Joint Roundtable: Vaccine Policies Within the G20 Global Health Agenda (June 5, 2019)

[Event Report]HGPI-GCOA Joint Roundtable: Vaccine Policies Within the G20 Global Health Agenda (June 5, 2019)

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) conducted a Joint Roundtable meeting to discuss Adult Vaccine Policies and their value for healthy ageing, preparations for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, and prevention strategies. Adult vaccine policy is a critical driver of prevention and sustainable healthcare systems, and such policies require cross-disciplinary, global collaborations.

With anti-vaccine sentiment growing around the world, there is now great need to strengthen multi-sector collaboration on policies promoting vaccination. Vaccines are an important aspect of preventative medicine. They can help bolster the sustainability of universal health coverage systems by ensuring that populations remain healthy. Vaccines for adults can prevent infectious diseases that disproportionally impact the health older people, thereby encouraging healthy aging. Vaccines also help to strengthen global health security by preventing the spread of infectious diseases between populations. For these reasons, we believe that the G20 should recognize vaccine-for-all policies as a key element of the 21st-century global health agenda. 

To that end, we invited experts from various sectors to share their insights on moving vaccine policies forward and positioning vaccine policies within the global health agenda of the G20 and the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing.

■Overview

Date and time: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 14:00-15:30 

Venue: Nikkei Head Office 

Organizer: Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) & Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA)

Participants: Experts from various sectors

■Program

Opening Remarks

Michael W. Hodin (CEO, Global Coalition on Aging)

Ryoji Noritake (CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute)

Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Speakers (alphabetical order by last name)

Kyoko Ama (Representative, Ippan Shadan Hojin Shiro Shoni Iryo Mamoro Kodomo-tachi no Kai)

Akihisa Harada (President, Pfizer Japan)

Sayaka Itoh (Principal Researcher, Center for Innovation Policy, Kanagawa University of Human Services)

Surya Kolluri (Managing Director, RPWS Office of Thought Leadership, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

Christopher LaFleur (Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)) 

Mike Mansfield (Program Director, Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement, Aegon)

Jonathan Selib (Senior Vice President, Global Policy, Pfizer)

Atsunobu Takeshita (Director, Global Business Division / Nikkei Staff Writer)

Facilitators: 

Michael W. Hodin (CEO, Global Coalition on Aging)

Ryoji Noritake (CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute) 

Matt McEnany (Manager, Health and Global Policy Institute)

 

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