Schistosomiasis, affecting almost 240 Mio people, is a highly prevalent parasitic disease in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the most damaging tropical diseases in terms of public health burden and economic impact. Transformative health solutions as well as innovative access mechanisms are needed to fight schistosomiasis.
Hosted and facilitated by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD), the ISNTD connect webinars bring together tropical disease and public health professionals.
The webinar on January 26 on “Access to schistosomiasis innovation: the new frontier to reach elimination by 2030” will be presented by:
- Dr. Beatrice Greco (Head of R&D and Access, Global Health Institute, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany): “Schistosomiasis Elimination platform: Integrated approach to support Elimination”
- Dr. Sarah Nogaro (Senior Scientific Officer, NTDs, FIND): “A schistosomiasis rapid diagnostic test to support control programs in monitoring treatment impact and reassessment mapping”
- Dr. Lieven Stuyver (Senior Scientific Director, Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson): “Partnering to Leverage Artificial Intelligence-Driven Digital Pathology to Strengthen Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis and Schistosomiasis Control Programs”
- Discussion on “Challenges on access of these innovations to reach schistosomiasis elimination” & Q&As