Operational & implementation NTD research: A field perspective

30 Jan 2021, 13:00 to 14:30
Operational and implementation NTD research: A field perspective

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of communicable diseases often endemic and overlapping in tropical and sub-tropical environments. Containment of the diseases has strong public health implications and require e.g., the setup and development of new and locally-based diagnostic measures and capacity strengthening through educational initiatives actively involving local staff and stakeholders. In this webinar we will be discussing challenges and opportunities in the field when engaging in operational and implementation NTD research.


Prof Dr Jürgen May - Global impact of NTDs and the role of research for disease control

Dr Daniela Fusco - Overview on NTDs: a vision from the field

Dr Dewi Ismajani (Jani) Puradiredja - Operational research and NTDs: the example of FIRM-UP

Yannick Höppner, MSc and Paule Donven - Challenges and opportunities for young scientists approaching the world of NTDs:A field perspective

Chair: Dr Eva Mertens