The 7th Global Forum on TB Vaccines represents the first time that the Global Forum will be hosted in the Americas. This marks the same year that Brazil presides over the G20 presidency – the third of four consecutive G20 presidencies held by high TB burden countries.
As a leader in global health research and biomedical manufacturing, and also a country with a high TB burden, Brazil plays a pivotal role in the global TB response and is a valuable contributor to innovation, research, and knowledge creation. Brazil has demonstrated its commitment to ending the TB pandemic through a range of multisectoral domestic initiatives and by taking leadership roles in global endeavors, including as co-chair of the WHO TB Vaccine Accelerator Council.
Brazil is home to world-renowned biological science research and development institutes, manufacturing facilities, and research universities, and collaborative efforts between Brazilian scientists and global researchers are helping to advance the research and development of new TB vaccines. The country also has a long-standing commitment to vaccination. Moreover, Brazil has a thriving civil society that strives to integrate community involvement in research, drawing on decades of experience in vaccine clinical trials, including for HIV.
We are grateful to the city of Rio de Janeiro for hosting the 7th Global Forum on TB Vaccines. Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant and diverse metropolis, which has long been a hub for culture, scientific learning, innovation, and social progress. Rio de Janeiro's spirited culture and scenic beauty will provide an inspiring backdrop for the Global Forum. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the warmth and resilience of this city while forging partnerships, driving scientific exchange, and generating momentum to advance TB vaccine development.
Rio de Janeiro is home to world-renowned biological science research and development institutions, including the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), which itself houses the Instituto de Tecnologia em Imunobiológicos (Bio-Manguinhos).
We’re thrilled to welcome delegates to the Cidade das Artes to enjoy our dynamic, three-day program. We extend our gratitude to the Municipal Health Secretariat and Rio de Janeiro's City Hall for providing this renowned venue for the Forum.
Nestled in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca, the Cidade das Artes is one of Brazil’s most important cultural venues and one of the largest cultural centers in South America, hosting artistic performances and exhibitions from around the world. This sculptural landmark blends modern architectural flare with the natural forms of Brazil’s Atlantic coastline, fostering creativity and collaboration. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology, this spacious and light-filled venue will be sure to offer a memorable 7th Global Forum on TB Vaccines.