Unitaid – a health initiative hosted by the World Health Organization that harnesses innovation to end HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – confirms its participation in the 6th Brazil Africa Forum that will take place in Salvador, Bahia, on 22-23 November 2018. Unitaid will host a session on the role of South-South Cooperation for health and development, with a focus on access and innovation. Unitaid works closely with partners and countries to maximize the effectiveness of the global health response by catalyzing equitable access to better health products.
The Brazil Africa Forum is expected to bring together 300 representatives from governments, companies, universities and potential investors to exchange experiences and generate good opportunities for young people in Brazil and in African countries. Speakers include José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, former president of Timor-Leste and member of the Advisory Board of the Brazil Africa Institute.
The annual Brazil Africa Forum was first held in 2013 and has since established itself as a highly successful venue. Last year, in São Paulo, the Forum gathered around 200 participants from 48 countries, who discussed issues related to technological innovations to promote sustainable development in Brazil and the African continent.