Global Health and Neglected Diseases

Scientific Session

Date/Time: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Neglected Tropical Diseases are WHO notified infective conditions that encompass a high risk of propagation and very low R&D developments. Drug delivery technologies could make a difference, in fact, functionalized vesicle vaccine carriers are developed for clinical trials and efforts the pre-infection stages as well as post-infection disease management are being done.

Also, significant increase in global business practices and leisure travel to the endemic counties require effective measures to protect the transient population from getting afflicted with the tropical parasitic diseases. Improved global attention with increasing funding opportunities through public and non-profit organizations as well as emergence of public-private partnerships for the development of strategies to monitor, treat, control and eliminate neglected tropical parasitic diseases have generated unprecedented interests in new programs on discovery and development of drugs/vaccines. This session will show some of these initiatives from major players in this field such as Bill and Gates foundation, WHO organization or GSK.