Bi-Regional Meeting on Leishmaniasis to Strengthen Cross Border Collaboration for the Control of Leishmaniasis in Central Asian Countries (EUR) and Middle East Countries (EMR), WHO and Turkmenistan (TKM) Government
Date: 18–20 November 2014
Venue: Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
4th International Meeting on the Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases (NZDs): from advocacy to action
Date: 19–20 November 2014
Venue: Executive Board Room, WHO HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
Participants will discuss NZD control methods and ways to mobilize increased action to improve disease control. Successfully implemented projects will be analysed and control milestones to reach NTD roadmap targets identified. Ways to increase policy-makers’ and donors’ commitments will also be discussed.
Scientific Expert Group Meeting on Guinea Worm eradication
Venue: WHO HQ, Room 205
Date: 12–15 January 2015
Worms that are morphologically indistinguishable from those found in humans have been discovered in dogs in Chad. Experts will gather to analyse this unusual pattern of transmission and make appropriate recommendations to WHO.
Kala azar elimination programme Partner’s Meeting
Date: 10–11 February 2015
Venue: WHO-HQ Salle D, Geneva, Switzerland
Participants will review progress and challenges regarding implementation of kala azar elimination in the WHO South-east Asia region. A review of specific activities, contribution and engagement of partners to favour a harmonized and coordinated implementation of interventions will also be conducted.
Consultative bi-regional meeting on visceral leishmaniasis (VL) control strategies and epidemiological situations in East Africa
Date: 24–26 February 2015
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Discussions will include progress and challenges for implementation of VL control strategies in WHO’s NTD roadmap context. The meeting will also look at the AmBisome donation programme implementation and assess needs for coming years.
Eighth meeting of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Date: 21–22 April 2015 | Geneva
Venue: WHO/HQ Salle D
The STAG is the principal advisory group to WHO for the control of NTDs and reports directly to the Director-General of WHO. Its mandate is to advise WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from monitoring of implementation to delivery and linkages with other health interventions.