Participation in conference of non-governmental organizations network to eliminate and control neglected tropical diseases

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CSSW participated in a conference of the network of non-governmental organizations involved in the elimination and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), held in Dakar, Senegal at the end of last September 2017.

Among the participants were the Senegalese Minister of Health, representative of the World Health Organization in Africa, and the Chairperson of the Conference, Ms. Wendy Harrison, and the representative of Helen Keller Organization in Africa.

Dr. Isam Eldin Awad, CSSW Director of Neglected Diseases Control Program, stated that the conference included several dialogues and discussions on improving coordination to achieve a high coverage rate for NTDs control programs. It also included advantages of effective participation of communities in NTDs control programs, lessons learned, successes achieved in the program of intestinal worm control and the integrated interventions for various neglected topical diseases.

Dr. Awad met with a number of representatives of delegations and humanitarian organizations participating in the conference and discussed with them a number of ideas and issues related to the control of neglected diseases.

Meanwhile, Dr. Awad participated in the meetings of the NGDO Group for Onchocerciasis Control, in which Dr. Adrian Hopkins made a presentation on the history of the network from the beginning of its foundation till now and its relation to the various elimination and control programs worldwide. A meaningful discussion held on the topic in addition to other presentations displayed by other members.

A brief presentation displayed about the proposed amendments to the terms of reference for membership in the group. The participants came out with a number of recommendations related to the control of neglected tropical diseases.

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