23 October 2011
Opportunities for Linking NTD Control with Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is pleased to announce our participation in the World Health Summit 2011 this October in Berlin, Germany. The motto of this year's summit is “Today’s Science – Tomorrow’s Agenda". In accordance with this motto, the Global Network is participating in a partner symposium, entitled "Opportunities for Linking NTD Control with Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria" on Sunday, October 23rd from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The symposium will highlight recent findings that demonstrate NTD infections can either promote susceptibility to or worsen the course of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The research shows that combining efforts to control these disease can serve to strengthen health systems, support economic development, and improve nutritional and educational programming for over one billion people living in poverty throughout the developing world.
Neeraj Mistry, M.D., M.S., managing director for the Global Network, will moderate the symposium and will be joined by:
• Simon Wright of Save the Children who will address "Strengthening health systems in developing countries through integration;"
• Sarah Baird with The George Washington University Center for Global Health who will discuss "Development economics of NTDs versus the "Big Three;" and,
• Don Bundy from The World Bank who will address "Control and elimination of NTDs and their impact on health, nutrition, and education."
10117 Berlin, Germany