UK to hold global dementia event on finance and social impact investment

On 19 June the first Global Dementia Legacy Event, following the 2013 G8 dementia summit, will be held in London. Experts from around the world, including the World Health Organization, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), global Alzheimer’s charities, pharmaceutical organisations and investors, will propose ways to increase investment in dementia.

Topics covered will include:

  • the global challenge of dementia
  • barriers to investment in dementia research
  • ways we can increase investment in innovation
  • financial mechanisms that can be harnessed to increase investment, including the potential for a global private and philanthropic fund for dementia

Read the full event programme.

People across the world will be able to watch a live video stream of the event broadcast in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on the Dementia Challenge site. The streaming will start at 8.30 (BST) and finish at 15.30. The Department of Health will also be running a live blog and photostream of the event, and live tweeting the highlights. Follow @DHgovuk and @AnnaHepburnDH on twitter for updates.

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