Everythingpublichealth believes that information is powerful and not just any information but that which is understandable and accessible to all. We plan to develop and display on our web page an original article titled BEAT NTDs: FOR GOOD OF ALL. The article will educate on the various Neglected Tropical Diseases, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment and misconceptions about some NTDs, as well as the roles of different stakeholders in NTDs prevention and treatment.
In partnership with the NTD control programme unit in Ekiti State, Nigeria, we are aiming to sensitize the entire state about NTDs, and the existing prevention, control and treatment options. The activities will also create a platform of introducing the need for research and continuous advocacy to members of the state.
With over 60% of Zimbabweans affected by NTDs , we plan on hosting a half day seminar on NTDs targeted at youth groups, media personality and to bring in dignitaries from the Ministry of Youth. We will have 5 distinct sessions: 1. An introduction on NTDs and its effects globally and Zimbabwe from the Public Health Director of the Global Shapers Harare Hub 2. A presentation from a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al Gore on the link between climate change and public health (including NTDs) 3. A panel discussion on the state of NTDs in Zimbabwe and how various stakeholders can join together to win the fight by 2030.
We will be implementing partner plans to sensitize the public using radio announcements in project locations in Nigeria. We also plan to publish two online articles on the progress towards control and elimination of NTDs and a new comprehensive NTD pilot project.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is holding an NTD seminar which will be live streamed on the LSTM website launching the restructure of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) with a focus on a number of our activities demonstrating research and impact. Internally, LSTM is holding an NTD Day with posters and demonstrations focused on our activities with a sideline of NTD themed cakes and sweets.
GrowthAid will collaborate with other organizations to celebrate the day. An encounter with the media is planned for the day where we will highlight the importance of the day and emphasize the need for integrated planning for water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and NTDs. We also plan to distribute information materials on selected NTDs relevant to Ghana. By the end of the day, we hope that there will be greater awareness of the need for more investments to help speed up the elimination of NTDs.
On the first ever World NTD Day, learn about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which threaten 1.6 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide and join us for a panel discussion with global health practitioners from The Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center and RTI International, discussing why they are passionate about eliminating NTDs and why would should be too!
King George Medical University will be hosting a state-level symposium on NTDs in Lucknow, which is the largest state in India and has the highest burden of NTDs in India. Two major centers of the state along with the NTD division of the World Health Organisation are major partners of our symposium. There will be extensive discussion regarding different NTDs and extending support for training and research. We are proposing that scrub typhus and related rickettsial diseases be declared as NTDs for the SEARO region by scientific documentation support.