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iCHORDS will be hosting a Knowledge Exchange Café on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 from 10:00-11:00am (EST)

Following the call of the WHO NTD Roadmap 2030 for NTD integration approaches, and the recommendations of the new strategic framework for integrated control and management of skin-related NTDs, the importance of addressing the long-term needs of people affected in control strategies, has become more apparent than ever. Community-based groups (CBGs) are well recognized opportunities to operationalize integrated skin-NTD strategies at community level. If well designed they can improve the access of people affected to inclusive healthcare and mental health packages at both community and primary healthcare levels. Evidence suggests that CBGs can also catalyze the effects of multiple side interventions and control programs, if adequately coordinated. This presentation will summarize the experiences of some CBG models and will offer a new perspective to accelerate WHO NTD Roadmap 2030 targets.

Link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skin-ntd-integrated-models-and-community-based-groups-to-meet-who-roadmap-tickets-516798988687

Speaker Bios

Guillermo Robert–is the Technical Advisor for Global Health at Effect Hope, Canada. With more than 10 years of experience in Global Health, he has influenced a number of international debates and operational approaches in the fields of operational and intervention effectiveness research, health system strengthening, treatment compliance, program management, advocacy and M&E systems. He lectures on disability prevention at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is a member of the editorial board of the Leprosy Review Journal.

Maneesh Phillip–is the Director of International Programs at Effect Hope, Canada. Maneesh has been working in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition and Health Systems Policy and Programs for over 15 years in Asia and Africa. He has experience in working with diverse partners, including governments, United Nations agencies, International and national NGOs, research and academic institutions. He has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and is the current Vice-chair of the Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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