Neglected tropical diseases

Prof. Nilanthi de Silva

Nilanthi de Silva is Professor of Parasitology and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Prof de Silva has served on WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases from 2001 – 2006 and is a member of WHO’s Foodborne Diseases Epidemiology Reference Group since March 2007.

She is also Chair of the WHO Working Group on Access to Assured Quality, Essential Medicines for Neglected Tropical Diseases since May 2009.