Cutaneous leishmaniasis has been recognized as a source of distress and discomfort, and has devastating effects on local communities, though not life-threatening. Visible manifestations have been linked to social stigma that could potentially lead to isolation and psychosocial morbidity.
The Nagasiki University is organizing a webinar with cutaneous leishmaniasis specialists to discuss the impact of the disease on vulnerable/displaced populations and mental health, and examine knowledge gaps to facilitate the research efforts for new treatments, diagnostics, and vaccines.
Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Time: 18:00 (JST)
- Dr Clara van Gulik, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Fumiko Hirabayashi, DNDi Japan Board of Directors and School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
- Dr Koert Ritmeijer, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Prof. Lisa Dikomitis, Keele University
- Dr Helen Price, Keele University
- Dr Issam Bennis, Fez Regional Directorate of Ministry of Health
- Dr Byron Arana, Head of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, DNDi
- Dr Yasuyuki Goto, The University of Tokyo