The UK Chagas Hub and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are hosting an event for World Chagas Day to explore Chagas disease in the UK, bring into sharp focus the neglect of this condition and the need to work with communities to design and deliver innovative and impactful public health action.
The symposium features international experts describing the global challenges we face in trying to eliminate this neglected tropical disease and updates on hot topics in Chagas research and community perspectives from ongoing Chagas work in London.
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 BST
|A global view of Chagas disease and plans for its elimination
Pedro Albajar Viñas, World Health Organisation
|Latin American migration to London
Cathy McIlwaine, King’s College London, UK
|Co-producing community screening initiatives
Natalie Elkheir, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
|New treatments for Chagas disease
María Jesús Pinazo, Head of Chagas disease, DNDi
|Chagas research highlights from LSHTM
Michael Lewis, Matthew Yeo, Tapan Bhattacharrya, Archie Khan & Luke Brander-Garrod, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Claudia Turbet-Delof, Hackney Councillor