Event: Training of trainers workshop and Training of NTDs National Programme Managers
Date: 10-14 December and 15-19 December, respectively
Venue: Global Conference and Training Centre, Hammamet, Tunis, Tunisia
The purpose is to build regional capacities for training and to train national programme managers in the fundamentals of five NTDs targeted by preventive chemotherapy. Participants will learn how to establish, strengthen, and manage integrated PC control programmes under government ownership from standalone disease programmes. The two workshops are being held in collaboration with RTI and the WHO Global Conference and Training Centre
Scientific Expert Group Meeting on Guinea Worm eradication
Venue: WHO HQ, Room 105
Date: 12–15 January 2015
Worms that are morphologically indistinguishable from those found in humans have been discovered in dogs in Chad. Experts will gather to analyse this unusual pattern of transmission and make appropriate recommendations to WHO.
10th Meeting of the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE)
Date: 14–15 January 2015
Venue: Room: M 105, WHO HQ, Geneva
The commission will examine Ghana’s claim of achieving dracunculiasis free status and recommend to the Director-General whether it can be certified free of dracunculiasis. Since its establishment in 1995 until December 2013, the ICCDE has recommended to WHO the certification of 197 countries, territories and areas (belonging to 185 Member States).
Kala azar elimination programme Partner’s Meeting
Date: 10–11 February 2015
Venue: WHO-HQ Salle D, Geneva, Switzerland
Participants will review progress and challenges regarding implementation of kala azar elimination in the WHO South-east Asia region. A review of specific activities, contribution and engagement of partners to favour a harmonized and coordinated implementation of interventions will also be conducted.
Consultative bi-regional meeting on visceral leishmaniasis (VL) control strategies and epidemiological situations in East Africa
Date: 24–26 February 2015
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Discussions will include progress and challenges for implementation of VL control strategies in WHO’s NTD roadmap context. The meeting will also look at the AmBisome donation programme implementation and assess needs for coming years.
Eighth meeting of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Date: 21–22 April 2015 | Geneva
Venue: WHO/HQ Salle D
The STAG is the principal advisory group to WHO for the control of NTDs and reports directly to the Director-General of WHO. Its mandate is to advise WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from monitoring of implementation to delivery and linkages with other health interventions.