The Coalition for Better Health at Lower Cost meeting: Alzheimer’s Disease

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On the 11th of September was the launch of the First Annual Meeting of the Coalition for Better Health at Lower Cost aimed to support the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages”. The convention occurred at the UN in New York. You can view the full program here.

The coalition consists of public and private sectors representatives, including philanthropists and policy makers, who are interested in pushing forward the value of timely diagnosis in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The Women’s Brain Project was there, represented by Fagun Thrakar (Global Ambassador of the WBP Forum). Our Co-Founder and CEO, Antonella Santuccione Chadha, was also present but primarily in her role as Global Medical Manager for Alzheimer’s disease at Roche Diagnostic.

The medical value of a timely diagnosis of AD and the need to remove stigma were amidst the main topics of discussion.

Among the participants were Meryl Comer from WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, George Vradenburg from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, Chuck Stentson from the Stetson Family Office, Meesha Brown from PCI Media, and Melanie Schnoll Begun from Morgan Stanley. Also present was Miia Kivipelto from Sweden who is implementing the FINGER studies and its preventive measures for cognitive decline all over the globe, and is a WBP Advisor.

Fagun Thakrar, representing WBP at the UN in New York

This is one of the various events WBP is participating in this fall, to continue moving the needle with regards to sex and gender representation in brain and mental health. Stay tuned for more information about next steps and how else WBP is creating change!

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