Dr. Julia Lynch and other panel members (Dr Firdausi Quadri, Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b; Professor Ann-Mari Svennerholm, Gothenburg University) in discussion during the first session Development Talk at Sida Science Days 2019
IVI’s Deputy Director General of Development & Delivery, Dr. Julia Lynch participated in Sida Science Days 2019, held in Sweden on May 20-22. Sida Science Days serves as a platform for Sida partners to meet and share experience and insight on topics such as academic freedom, open access, and how science can improve life for the world’s most vulnerable. The meeting facilitates new connections and possibly future collaborations between research organizations as well as with Sida.
Dr. Lynch participated as a panelist and presenter in the Development Talk of the first session, under the theme of: Research support – a luxury when people are starving? Members discussed the role of research cooperation in combating poverty and contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. There were examples of research that has come to great use, saving and improving thousands to millions of lives, and in-depth discussion of what kind of research is needed and “useful”, as well as what it takes for long-term research processes to lead to real change for the world’s poor. Dr. Lynch shared IVI’s experiences in research cooperation for the continued development of oral cholera vaccines.
In a related move, Sida issued a press release to tell the story of the oral cholera vaccine ‘Euvichol,’ one result of a global public-private partnership led by IVI and supported by Sida and other partners.
Read the story: Successful support for cholera vaccines saves thousands