12 noon - 1pm
Thursday 24 May 2018

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control and elimination: Insights from mathematical models

Professor Joaquin Prada will be speaking.

Free

Room 39AA04
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Abstract

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) are a large morbidity and mortality burden and the World Health Organization (WHO) set a roadmap for NTDs with goals for 2020.

The NTD modelling consortium was formed to help answer key epidemiological questions using mathematical models. One particular question of interest is - are we on target with the current strategies? - if not, what alternatives are available?

Transmission models have been developed to inform WHO guidelines and are now being combined with geo-spatial models of disease to obtain more country relevant predictions. Mathematical models are therefore extremely useful for informing policy decision-making.