Medellín, March 15th, 2021
The WorldLeish7 Organizing committee invites you to the next Pre-WorldLeish7 Webinar this April 12th at 14:00h, Amsterdam (CEST) Time, 07:00h, Colombia Time.
We are pleased to host the conference «Leishmaniasis and conflict» presented by Dr Koert Ritmeijer, Coordinator of Neglected Tropical Disease at Médecins Sans Frontières.
Dr Ritmeijer is a medical and public health scientist who has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 1989. Over the past 25 years, Koert has led numerous operational and clinical research projects «on the ground» in very challenging settings of conflict and humanitarian crisis,
He is currently the coordinator of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam (MSF-OCA) and is responsible for the coordination and technical support of the leishmaniasis programmes in East Africa and South Asia, including response to several large leishmaniasis epidemics, often in highly resource-poor and war-affected communities. He has published more than 70 scientific papers, and in 2010 he was awarded the Eijkman Medal, the Netherlands award for tropical medicine research.
In his presentation, he will speak about the direct and indirect effects of conflict on leishmaniasis related to population movements, environmental factors, and disruption of healthcare delivery and control programs. He will present experiences from different conflict contexts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and their effects on visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis morbidity and mortality.
The fourth webinar is part of the cycle of conferences held every two months in preparation for the seventh version of WorldLeish, a global congress on leishmaniasis convened every four years in a different country. The 7th WorldLeish congress will take place from May 23rd to 28, 2022, in Cartagena, Colombia.
Enter to the webinar here: https://udearroba.zoom.us/j/93470696364?pwd=dysrSUtyd1BPb0t5Ui83RmJCMlA0QT09