Update on Successful NTD Program in Haiti

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If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know that we’ve recently applauded the positive news coming from Haiti about its efforts to treat and control NTDs, particularly lymphatic filariasis – a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes that can cause severe and sometimes irreversible swelling of the limbs and genitals.

In two weeks, our partners at the the University of Notre Dame and the Envision Project, managed by RTI International and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, along with government officials from Haiti, will share their forward-thinking goals and perspectives on different strategies to control and eliminate lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminths (intestinal worms).

Those interested in NTD control and prevention efforts are invited to join the panel event and following reception. Please RSVP to Christina Powell at christinapowell@imaworldhealth.org.

On the Road to Elimination: The Haiti Neglected Tropical Disease Program

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2:00-4:00 PM

Interaction Office

1400 16th St. NW #210

Washington, DC 20036

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions, Opening Remarks: Dr. Pat Lammie, CDC
  • History of LF Program and Integration with STH, Scope of Problem: Dr. Oscar, Ministry of Public Health and Population
  • STH Efforts in Haiti and Benefits of Integration: TBD
  • Why School Based Interventions Work: Dr. St-Eloi, Ministry of Education
  • Urban MDA, the Case of PAP: Dr. Desir, University of Notre Dame
  • Beyond Prevention, Focus on the Patient: Amazan Bernadin, CBM
  • Use of the NTD Platform for Other PHC Benefits: Dr. Direny, IMA World Health

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