Optimising strategies for control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
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14 Janeiro 2022

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No dia 14 de janeiro de 2022, às 14h00, irá decorrer o seminário intitulado Optimising strategies for control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

O seminário será ministrado por Susana Vaz Nery (Associate Professor and NTD research group leader, The Kirby Institute – University of New South Wales, Australia).

Pode acompanhar o seminário em direto pelo canal de YouTube do ISPUP.

 

Susana Vaz Nery

Resumo do webinar:

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cause serious morbidity and disability, affecting 2 billion people in low- and middle-income countries. The main strategy for control of key NTDs is preventive chemotherapy (PC), the regular delivery of drugs to entire communities or specific sub-groups, such as children. PC NTDs of global importance include soil-transmitted helminths (STH), schistosomiasis, scabies, trachoma and yaws.

The NTD research group is leading large-scale intervention research linked to novel diagnostics, social science, health economics and mathematical modelling aiming to contribute to the control and elimination of PC NTDs in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. In this seminar the NTD RG leader, Assoc. Prof Susana Vaz Nery will present an overview of the research conducted by NTD RG. Examples include cluster randomised control trials in Vietnam, Solomon Islands and Fiji; and impact assessments of PC programs in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Timor-Leste and Angola.