3rd Regional Managers’ Meeting of National Programs for elimination of Blinding Trachoma
Date: 12–15 August 2014
Venue: Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil
Discussions will focus on how to better consolidate actions in endemic countries to achieve further progress toward elimination goals, as established in Resolution CD49.R19 , approved by the Directing Council of PAHO/WHO in 2009.
WHO Consultation to determine and compare fabric strength of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) round 2
Date: 20–22 August 2014
Venue: WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland
Partners and participating manufacturers of insecticidal nets will review results of WHO laboratory tests on fabric strength and durability from certain field studies. These include tests on possible causes of wear and tear of nets.
Informal Working Group on Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention
Venue: M605, WHO HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 25–26 August 2014
The meeting will review indicators for morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP). Participants will also update the current MMDP toolkit at a time when countries begin to achieve a reduction in the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis due to continued preventive chemotherapy interventions.
VII Reunión de la Iniciativa Intergubernamental de Vigilancia y Prevención de la Enfermedad de Chagas en la Amazonia (AMCHA)
Date: 27–29 August 2014
Venue: Río Branco, Estado de Acre, Brasil
Strengthening Assessment of Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission and Documentation
Date: 27–29 August 2014
Venue: WHO Headquarters, Geneva
The meeting will address challenges in the field pertaining to assessment of transmission, use of the new test strip for Wuchereria bancrofti antigen and documentation that elimination targets have been achieved.
9th Global Collaboration for the Development of Pesticides for Public health
Date: 9–10 September 2014
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
Discussions will focus on insecticide resistance management covering a wide spectrum of disease vectors and review evidence of resistance in vectors of malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Chagas and other arboviral diseases. Potential options for tools and approaches to manage insecticide resistance will be discussed as well as the role partners can play in insecticide resistance management.
6th International Coordinating Group - WHO/Gates Foundation Funded Project for Human and Dog Rabies Elimination
Date: 22–24 September 2014
Venue: Durban, South Africa
The meeting will review the technical and financial aspects of the project which enters its sixth and final year. Participants will outline the plan of final activities and the launch of results at the end of the full project life-cycle.
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: 7–9 October 2014
Venue: Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
First WHO stakeholders meeting on rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis control
Date: 20–22 October 2014
Venue: WHO HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
In March 2014, stakeholders met to discuss major progress in the control of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis, with a focus on elimination of the disease as a public health problem by 2020. However, the rhodesiense form remains a risk in terms of low-level endemic transmission, in focal outbreaks or potentially in epidemic form. The upcoming meeting will discuss ways of tackling rhodesiense HAT; coordinate efforts to fill scientific gaps; agree on the way forward for an appropriate and sustainable strategy and produce an advocacy and awareness document to engage inter-sectoral collaboration in endemic countries.