Task Force for Global Health experts spoke at The American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2023 annual meeting in Chicago from October 18 to 22.
ASTMH is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. This year’s theme was From Evidence to Action. Task Force participants included more than a dozen representatives from multiple Task Force programs, such as:
Children Without Worms (CWW), which aims to eliminate soil-transmitted helminths as a public health problem.
Date and Time: Friday, Oct 20, 4-5:45 pm
Task Force Representatives: CWW Director Dr. Paul Emerson, Deputy Director Mariana Stephens, CWW Public Health Advisor Kristin Sullivan, and CWW Assistant Public Health Advisor Monzur Patwary.
The Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition, which brings together country leaders, donors, multilateral organizations and NGOs working on large-scale health campaigns to identify, test and promote best practices.
Date and Time: Thursday, Oct 19, 3-5 pm
Task Force Representatives: Coalition Director Dr. Kristin Saarlas and Senior Advisor Dr. Teshome Gebre
The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC), which facilitates research on tools and techniques to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTD-SC experts at the conference include:
Symposium: Overcoming the Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis Cliff to accelerate the elimination of two filarial diseases & The importance of integrated post-validation surveillance for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis
Session, Date and Time: Session 19, Thursday, October 19th at 10:15am-11:30am (Katie’s talk at 11:10am)
Task Force Representatives: Director of Research Dr. Katie Gass, NTD Support Center Associate Public Health Advisor Mohamed Bah, Associate Public Health Advisor Fodie Maguiraga, Quantitative Graduate Research Intern Jayla Norman.
Session, Date and Time: 27 – Poster Session A – Thursday, October 19th at 12pm
Task Force Representatives: Quantitative Graduate Research Intern Jayla Norman
Header photo courtesy of Paul Emerson for The Task Force for Global Health. Mectizan Donation Program Director Dr. Yao Sodahlon speaking at a ASTMH 2023 session.