Organized by Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
February 10, 2023
There are 20 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that affect 1.7 billion people, one billion of which are children. Most are poor and live in tropical environments. 170,000 people die from these diseases every year, but many more suffer from severe pain and long-term disability. This has profound health, social, and economic consequences for the individual and the family. However, there is hope. They can be eliminated and 47 countries have eliminated at least one NTD. Treating these diseases is a public health ‘best buy’ and is one of the most important actions that can improve a child’s ability to learn.
Hear from, and pose questions to, this outstanding panel of global experts who will share what we can do to prevent, treat and eliminate these illnesses that affect some of the world’s most under-resourced communities.
Dr. Emily Jenkins
Professor of Department of Veterinary Microbiology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Momar Ndao
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Student and Young Professional Ambassador
Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr. Alison Krentel
Public Health, Senior Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute
Co-founder and Chair of the Canadian Network for NTDs
Dr. Kishor Wasan
Distinguished University Scholar Adj. Professor,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept. of Urologic Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
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