Promoting innovation and access for neglected diseases in Africa

27 August, 2019

Dear all,

As many of you will already know, this week marks the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), being held in Yokohama, Japan.

As part of the conference, a session is taking place tomorrow (27th August) highlighting how, by helping to drive product development and safeguarding sustainable access and delivery in African and other low- and middle-income countries, the Access and Delivery Partnership ( and the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund ( take an integrated approach to improve innovation and access to health technologies for populations in need. Both of these initiatives are funded by the Government of Japan.

A report of the session will be shared in due course. Ahead of the conference, you can read this curtain-raiser article:

Promoting innovation and access for neglected diseases in Africa

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With thanks and kind regards,


Tim France, PhD

Managing Director

Inís Communication

Bournemouth UK/Chiang Mai, Thailand



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HIFA profile: Tim France is Managing Director of Inis Communication (, a consultancy firm that helps global health and development initiatives achieve greater impact and visibility. He has over 25 years experience in science, public health and development, including several landmark civil society projects. Prior to starting Inis Tim held positions with the World Health Organizations Global Programme on AIDS and UNAIDS, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Health & Development Networks and the Foundation du Present. He has also been Scientific Editor of two popular international scientific journals. Originally from London, Tim migrated to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand in 2000.

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