PS2-4: Promoting access to care for patients with neglected tropical diseases

PS2-4: Promoting access to care for patients with neglected tropical diseases

Parallels
Location: Room 4 Date: April 20, 2016 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Background

Access to quality care for patients with NTDs is a difficult challenge, particularly – though not exclusively – in LMICs. Developing practical, cheap and safe diagnostic and treatment tools is a key step towards improving access to care but other determinants of access are also crucial, such as recognition of NTDs as a prominent public health problem by health care providers and communities, or timely access to adequately equiped health care structures.

 

General objective

To highlight challenges and propose solutions to improve access to quality care for NTDs, with illustrative examples on Chagas disease, strongyloidiasis and snakebite

 

ID Name of the moderator Organisation Country
PS2-4/0 Francois Chappuis HUG Switzerland

Presentations:

ID Title of the presentation Name of the speaker Organisation Country
PS2-4/1 Scaling up Access to Chagas Disease Health Care – A Community-Based Partnership Model Batista Carolina DNDi Brazil
PS2-4/2 Epidemiology of strongyloidiasis in people at high risk of complications and improved diagnosis of this parasitosis in Bolivia. Getaz Laurent HUG Switzerland
PS2-4/3 Snakebite management through free emergency ambulance service in Himachal saves lives Omesh Kumar

Government of Himachal Pradesh

India