COR-NTD (Coalition for Operation Research of Neglected Tropical Diseases) Annual Meeting, New Orleans

Event 26 Oct 2018

COR-NTD meetings are closed and attendance is by invite-only.

It takes place each year in conjunction with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference, with participation from researchers, the World Health Organization, country program managers, implementers, and donors. These experts gather in breakout sessions to discuss issues addressing the selected theme for the meeting. 

This year's theme is 'Engage to Eliminate'

COUNTDOWN will participate in the following sessions and present on the highlighted areas:

Friday, 26th October 2018

SESSION: Behaviour Change for MDA, WHO Targets, WASH & Morbidity

Location: Room 1D

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Prof Russell Stothard & Dr Jutta Reinhard-Rupp


Saturday, 27th October 2018

SESSION: Shrinking the Map for Schistosomiasis

Prof Louis Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté & Dr Fiona Fleming

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Room 2C


SESSION: Aligning NTD programmes with Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from research

Presentation: Ensuring NTDs really are the litmus test for UHC: understanding and addressing who is left behind in NTD service provision (Ms Laura Dean)

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Room 2I


SESSION: Community engagement: practices for evolving contexts (Moderators: Dr Rachael Thomson & Dr Sunday Isiyaku)

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Room 3H

Presentation 1: Community engagement emergent contexts (Dr Theresa Hoke, FHI360, USA)

Presentation 2: Participation as a research and implementation strategy in community engagement: The Nigeria Experience (Dr Luret Lar, Sightsavers Nigeria)

Presentation 3: Putting research into policy and practice: Development of the integrated communications strategy- using research to inform policy in Liberia (Mr Anthony Bettee, Ministry of Health, Liberia)


SESSION: Equality and Equity of NTD interventions

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Room 3I

 Presentation 2: Case Study One – Focus will be on key challenges in achieving gender equitable NTD programmes with specific focus to PC/MDA NTDs and will involve examples from Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana  (Prof Margaret Gyapong, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana)

Presentation 3: Case Study Two - In-depth case studies with persons affected by Leprosy, Buruli Ulcer, Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis and their families in Liberia. (Laura Dean Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)

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