Global Health Learning Network | The FAST Package: Addressing FGS in Ghana and Madagascar

17 Nov 2022, 12pm - 1pm EST / 5pm - 6pm GMT

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of FGS on women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Examine a systems approach to ensure a sustainable and holistic response to FGS.
  3. Explore the impact of FGS on women and girls using innovative research methods.

Speaker biography

Dr. Alison Krentel completed her postgraduate studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine receiving her PhD in Public Health (2008) and her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries (1999). She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, a scientist at Bruyère Research Institute, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Health Equity. Alison is one of the founding members and current chair of the Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (

Dr. Krentel’s main area of research interest and expertise involves understanding and facilitating community acceptance of new health initiatives for the control and elimination of infectious diseases, specifically neglected tropical diseases. She is one of the lead PIs for a study understanding the transition to scale of proven interventions to address female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) in Ghana and Madagascar (the FAST Package). More details about her research can be found at the Threads Lab website:

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Female Genital Schistosomiasis