December NTD meetings in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa hosts NTD meetings in December to discuss lymphatic filariasis, STH, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis.

6 October 2014

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) and the London Declaration stakeholders are convening the 8th meeting of the GAELF and the 1st global meeting of the STH Coalition with the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance

At the invitation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the 8th meeting of the GAELF and the 1st global meeting of the STH Coalition and Global Schistosomiasis Alliance will be held in the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 10-12 December 2014.  Building on the increased opportunities for collaboration between NTD programmes, these meetings are organised in conjunction with the 20th session of the Joint Action Forum African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, which will be held on 8-9 December 2014. The meeting is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia with the support of the WHO Country Office in Addis Ababa.

Meeting themes:

Joint Action Forum, 8-9 December: Building partnerships to achieve the accelerated elimination of preventive chemotherapy NTDs in the Africa region
GAELF, 10-11 December: GAELF: 15 years on! New models for achieving the end game
STH and schistosomiasis, 12 December: New opportunities for STH and schistosomiasis control through enhanced partnership

Registration is required and closes on 15 October. To register and for more information, visit the GAELF meeting website.

Any questions can be addressed to gaelf [at]