Africa News Analysis

Africa News Analysis interviews Sabin CEO, Michael Marine, on his assessments and vision for the future in the fight against NTDs.

"Ambassador, what’s your assessment of the “Conversation on Progress” at the Institut Pasteuer?

We had a full day of discussions of various considerations of response to NTDs, but then it was capped by the mega event which involved Bill Gates, Margaret Chan and all the luminaries — and you get a sense of excitement in the entire room. There is real momentum behind the movement to address these diseases from the endemic countries, donors and the NTD stakeholder community. So I will say that it was a very positive event and it sets the real challenges that we need to deal with and move ahead."