15 June 2020
Webinar: Neglected Tropical Diseases and COVID-19
WHO will host a webinar on NTDs and COVID-19 on June 17th from 14:00-16:00 CET.
COVID-19 is set to change the landscape of global public health, with long-lasting economic and social impacts necessitating changes in approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that may include rethinking resources and programmatic orientation. The webinar will consist of two panels:
- Panel One: discuss the shifts needed during post-COVID-19 recovery to achieve the road map targets for 2030 and consider how the global community can build on and use innovative approaches to sustain the progress made thus far.
- Panel Two: explore how to align and coordinate work with countries and stakeholders; enhance multisectoral coordination to achieve the global targets; and, examine the role of health workers and volunteers across various interventions.