6th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH)

[September 6-10, 2009]
Verona, Italy

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) held a joint workshop at the most important European congress on tropical medicine to discuss the following topic: “Unfinished business on the road to elimination: experiences, needs, and priorities in accessing patients and adequate health tools to treat Chagas disease and sleeping sickness”

MSF-DNDi Workshop
Program:

“Unfinished business on the road to elimination: experiences, needs, and priorities in accessing
patients and adequate health tools to treat Chagas disease and sleeping sickness”

Thursday, 10 September, 9.15-11.00, Room 1

Chair: Unni Karunakara, Columbia Earth Institute, USA

Presentations:

puce “Neglected tropical diseases: MSF experience in treating, advocating, and changing policy”
by Unni Karunakara, Columbia Earth Institute (USA)

puce “Innovative Partnerships to Deliver Needs-Driven R&D”
by Manica Balasegaram, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

puce “Sleeping sickness is not asleep everywhere: recent field experiences of MSF in Africa”
by Francois Chappuis, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals & University of Geneva (Switzerland)

puce “Breaking the silence: Campaigning to wake up the world to the needs of the most neglected”
by Gemma Ortiz, Médecins Sans Frontières (Spain)

Two films will be broadcasted during the session:
•    BBC’s Survival Series – the Briefing / “The Deadliest Disease” and
•    CNN’s coverage of MSF Chagas treatment centers in the field.

The presentations will be followed by an audience discussion with the panel.