Sustainable Development Goals

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06 January 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2022

Side Meeting | Identifying and responding to the needs of vulnerable groups for pandemic preparedness and response: are people living with non-communicable diseases ‘key populations’?

Date: Thursday, 6 January 2022

Time:  19:00 – 20:30 (7pm - 8:30pm - ICT Bangkok)   [Time conversion: 7am-EST; 1pm-CET; 4pm-GST]


Session aims:

  • explore options and tools for actions to integrate NCDs in country-level pandemic preparedness and response (PPR) agendas and in global health security mechanisms
  • explore global, regional and domestic financing of country support for addressing NCDs as part of PPR implementation; and
  • discuss the role of the recently established UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund for NCDs & Mental Health in strengthening resilience against future threats, better preparing us for tomorrow’s challenges.

Invited panelists:

  • John Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia
  • John-Arne Røttingen, Ambassador for Global Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway
  • Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Director, International Health Policy Program, Government of Thailand
  • Cecilia Oh, Programme Advisor, HIV Health and Development Group, UNDP Thailand
  • Patrick Osewe, Chief of the Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Katie Dain, CEO, NCD Alliance, Switzerland
  • Tom Bollyky, Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., USA


  • Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand
  • Nick Banatvala, Head of Secretariat, UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases


Amphur Muang
Centara Grand Beach Phuket
683 Patak Road, Karon Beach
83100 Amphur Muang
06 January 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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