Neglected no more

Neglected no more

NEGLECTED NO MORE: NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (NTDS) ON 1ST DECEMBER 2022

 

Impoverished, marginalized, neglected populations are at particular risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and children are disproportionally affected. Diagnosis and management are often challenging for this diverse group of diseases, but the drive for innovation is lacking and MSF has been on the forefront of advocacy to push for commitment.    

This session took an operational view on the diagnosis and management of NTDs, and included discussion on paediatric formulations of various treatments, mass-drug administration, the continued need for advocacy, and the inextricable link between NTDs and achieving OneHealth (integrating the health of human, animal, environment, and natural systems).   

 

 

MAIN SESSION

 

Chairperson: introduction – Valentina Burzio

NTDs: WHO list and MSF priorities – Dr Gabriel Alcoba, MSF Tropical diseases advisor

Focus on schistosomiasis – Dr Amadou Garba Djirmay, WHO

MSF project testimony: Praziquantel presumptive treatment – Old Fangak, South Sudan

One Health and MSF perspectives – Lachlan McIver and Corey LeClair, MSF

Panel discussion with invited guests:

Moderator – Alexandra Kruse Invited speakers – Gabriel Alcoba; Amadou Garba Djirmay; Corey LeClair MSF Operational representative – Mohammed Musoke Chairperson: wrap-up and key messages – Alexandra Kruse

 

Find all the other agenda items on Day 3: Neglected no more: Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) on Youtube:

 

Spotlight on PMTCT for World Aids Day – Esther Casas, MSF HIV/AIDS Advisor

PaED talk: The why and how of pill swallowing – Emma Lim

Rachel Yantzi - Oral presentation "COMMUNICATION, EMPATHY, AND TRUST: LIVED EXPERIENCES OF CAREGIVER-STAFF RELATIONSHIPS WHILE PROVIDING PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE TO CHILDREN IN COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH" and Q&A with event moderator Daniel Martinez Garcia

Samuel Ajamah - Oral presentation "NOMA DISCHARGE TOOLKIT – A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH TO IMPROVE CONTINUITY OF CARE"

Ahmed Ilyas Ibrahim - Oral presentations "IMMUNOBULLOUS DISORDER IN A 4-MONTH-OLD INFANT: DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES" and "PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM AND SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA AS COMPLICATIONS OF MEASLES and Q&A with event moderator Daniel Martinez Garcia

Aksanti Josaphat - Oral presentation "TB OR NOT TB? A SPONTANEOUS TUBERCULAR ENTEROCUTANEOUS FISTULA IN A SEVERELY ACUTELY MALNOURISHED CHILD" and Q&A with event moderator Daniel Martinez Garcia

Live demo: Communities of Practice to improve knowledge & teamwork - Eva Deplecker and Sirivan Prak, MSF

PaED talk: Raising awareness of noma, a personal journey – Mulikat Okanlawon, noma survivor

Paediatric Days wrap-up and closing remarks – Roberta Petrucci, MSF Paediatric Working Group Coordinator