Events and meetings
World Water Week – 2015 theme: 'Water for Development'
Date: 23–28 August 2015
Venue: Various locations, Stockholm, Sweden
WHO will unveil its Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for accelerating progress on Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015-2020 on 27 August. Targeted water and sanitation interventions are expected to bolster ongoing efforts in tackling neglected tropical diseases which affect more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.
9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health
Date: 6 September 2015
Venue: Congress Centre, Basel, Switzerland
More than 1500 participants are expected and plenaries and scientific sessions will discuss global health challenges, including NTDs, clinical issues and the forthcoming SDGs and a revived attempt to achieve universal health coverage.
33rd General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC)
Date: 14-18 September 2015
Venue: N’Djamena, Chad
Membership of the ISCTRC - a statutory Council of the African Union Commission - based in Nairobi, Kenya, includes African Union Member States, Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign,the Food and Agricultural Organization, WHO and the IAEA. Around 300 participants from 38 affected countries and international organizations are expected to attend.
Informal consultation on development of paediatric praziquantel
Date: 29 – 30 September 2015
Venue: WHO HQ, Geneva
Schistosomiasis can significantly affect children under 5 years of age. However, at present there are no appropriate paediatric formulation of praziquantel. The meeting will review the current status of the treatment of preschool aged children for schistosomiasis and discuss the current clinical development of paediatric praziquantel formulations.
Shanghai Molluscicides Guidelines Meeting
Date: 7-13 October 2015
Venue: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Shanghai, China
Review of two WHO guidelines: (1) laboratory and field testing of molluscicides for schistosomiasis control; (ii) operational use of molluscicides for schistosomiasis control. The objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance on laboratory and field studies to determine efficacy and field application rates of new molluscicides. Includes a 1-day visit to transmission sites and a two-day training course on medical malacology.
Human and Dog Rabies Vaccine and Immunoglobulin Manufacturers Meeting
Date: 12-13 October 2015
Venue: Domaine de Panthes, Geneva, Switzerland
Discussions will focus on improving access to rabies vaccines as part of WHO's Roadmap target of eliminating rabies as a public health problem by 2020. Participants include rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin manufacturers.
9th FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM)
Date: 13-16 October 2015
Venue: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), Shanghai, China
WHO and FAO's Memorandum of Understanding for a joint programme on the sound management of pesticides includes provision of joint technical meetings to discuss and strengthen particular areas of pesticide management. Held for the first time outside of FAO and WHO premises and in collaboration with China's Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, the meeting will discuss development of guidelines and technical support to countries for the optimal and safe management of pesticides.
Workshop on surveillance and control of rabies
Date: 26 October–7 November 2015
Venue: Pasteur Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The 10-day residential course will provide practical training with special focus on Asia. Participants will discuss the need for multidisciplinary approach and intersectoral cooperation critical to eliminating dog-mediated human rabies.
Global Conference - ‘Global elimination of dog-mediated human rabies - The Time Is Now’
Date: 10- 11 December 2015
Venue: Executive Board Room, WHO HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
The meeting will analyse elimination of dog-transmitted rabies and explore global expansion of control and elimination programmes through an inter-sectoral approach.
Stakeholder Meeting on T. Solium Taeniasis/Cysticercosis Diagnostics
Date: 16 - 18 December 2015
Venue: UNAIDS, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
Participants from countries implementing pilot control programmes on T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis will discuss progress. The meeting will also discuss diagnostic research.