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In the era of SDGs, is elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases a poverty alleviation strategy?

October 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:Bruyère Research Institute, 85 Primrose Ave, Room 405, Ottawa
Cost:Free

In the era of SDGs, is elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases a poverty alleviation strategy?

Dr. Deborah A. McFarland
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Bruyère Research Institute, 85 Primrose Ave
Room 405
(This location is not wheelchair accessible)

Coffee and muffins will be served.

Dr. Deborah A. McFarland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Her specialty is international health care financing and health policy. Dr. McFarland has been involved in health policy and health financing issues for the past 25 years with particular interest in the interface of disease control programs and health systems, and the ethics and economics of resource allocation for public health priorities. She is a member of the World Health Organization Neglected Tropical Diseases Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG), the WHO technical consultative committee for the Africa Programme on Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), the WHO/UNICEF Tropical Disease Research Special Advisory Committee and the Mectizan Expert Committee for neglected tropical diseases.