9th May 2024 - 10th May 2024
Integrative Interventions Across Neglected Tropical Diseases to Support Sustainable Public Health Policy
This workshop will bring together experts across disciplines, both in academia and government, to drive forward new proposals,
projects, and guidelines to support endemic countries.
Neglected Tropical Diseases are ancient diseases with a large burden of chronic illness and mortality, which have devastating human, social and economic impact on over 1 billion people worldwide, predominantly among the most vulnerable, marginalized populations, sometimes referred to as the “Bottom Billion”. Because of their huge impact, they perpetuate the cycle of poverty. There are many challenges for the control and elimination of these diseases, with resource constraints being a key limitation. As control and elimination programmes are generally created to target a specific disease in isolation, integrative approaches across diseases can provide the sustainable solutions that are needed to support progress towards the ambitious control and elimination goals set out by the World Health Organization for 2030, and to curtail the effects that these diseases have in under-served communities. In this workshop, we will hear from experts across disciplines, from parasitology, veterinary sciences and medicine to mathematics, engineering, and social sciences, to drive forward new proposals, projects, and guidelines to support endemic countries with integrated public health programmes to combat these diseases.
Dr Joaquin M Prada, University of Surrey
Dr Martha Betson, University of Surrey
Professor Dan Horton, University of Surrey
Dr Katherine Pond, University of Surrey
Dr Olaa Mohamed-Ahmed, UK Health Security Agency
Dr Rachel Tidman, World Organization for Animal Health
Registration details will be available soon.
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