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.
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|
|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