GSA Schisto Bulletin June Edition

12 Jun 2020

June's edition of the GSA Schisto Bulletin includes:

  • GSA network Covid-19 impact and response.
  • Newly established Snail molecular research workstream.
  • Launch of the ISNTD Connect GSA Webinar Series.
  • Derick Osakunor's webinar on "Schistosomiasis treatment gaps hinder elimination efforts: a current perspective"
  • Christina Faust's blog on "What’s age got to do with it? Age gaps in schistosomiasis control."
  • GSA celebrates Prof Daniel G. Colley and his upcoming retirement.
  • Save the date for the WHO webinar on the 17th of June: Neglected Tropical Diseases and COVID-19: Why we need the new NTD Roadmap more than ever.
  • A Devex interview with with Ellen Agler, the CEO of The END Fund on the impact of the pandemic on NTD programmes.
  • Sightsavers report shows how NTD programme could help fight COVID-19 in Africa.

  • WHO NTD related interim guidance on COVID-19.
  • ILEP and NNN launch Guides on Stigma and Mental Wellbeing.
  • Sightsavers and partners online hub to support charities’ safeguarding.
  • IDDO call for feedback on its draft Research Agenda on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases (STHs) until July 17.
  • TDR call for expressions of interest for 2021 membership to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. Deadline 30th fof June. 
  • Youth Combating NTDs survey to understand NTD knowldge among the youth.
  • Job opportunities and upcoming meetings and events and more.