Many healthcare journalists come from communities where NTDs remain a challenge and interaction with global health experts can offer a deeper understanding of these diseases, their root causes, and what is being done to eliminate them. Important milestones have been achieved in making progress towards eliminating tropical diseases, but much more needs to be done especially when considering today’s global challenges. Innovation in vaccine development for specific NTDs will also be covered, along with an in-depth look at Leishmaniases and Noma disease, which is the first new NTD to be added to the WHO list of 22 NTDs in over six years.
Moderator: Beatrice Spadacini, Health Media Manager, Internews
- Molly Brady, Senior NTD Advisor, RTI International
- Kavita Singh, South Asia Director, DNDi
- Hechmi Louzir, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, University Tunis El Manar
- Marianne Comparet, Director, The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases