Join the NTD discussion at the World Health Assembly on 22 May

UKCNTD and the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria will host a special session on the control and elimination of NTDs at the World Health Assembly on 22 May.

16 May 2014
The UK Coalition Against NTDs along with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria will host a special session to discuss the evolution of integrated and cross-sectoral approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs at the World Health Assembly on 22 May 2014 in Geneva. 
 
Entitled The Power of Integration: Achieving the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases, this interactive forum will hear from internationally renowned experts, policy makers and donors about current best practices and the latest innovative implementation strategies being employed by endemic country governments and their development partners. 
 
Speakers include:

Chair: Dr Maria Neira, Director, Public Health and the Environment Department, WHO
Opening: Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, Nigeria

  • Dr Bridget Okoeguale, Director of Public Health, Nigeria
  • Dr Dirk Engels, Director, Dept of Control of NTDs, WHO
  • Ministry of Health, Tanzania
  • Dr Wendy Harrison, Chair, UK Coalition against NTDs
  • Nichola Cadge: Health Adviser, DFID
Those who will be in Geneva are welcome to join the meeting. 

Time: 12.15 – 13.45
Venue: Room XXIII (23)
RSVP: a [dot] hulme [at] malariaconsortium [dot] org

 
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
 
For those who can't make it you can follow the proceedings live on Twitter, @UK_NTD
 
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