Disease elimination agenda meeting presentations now online!

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Friday, 2 October 2015

The six presentations from the morning session of our September meeting 'The disease elimination agenda: the role of science, policy and advocacy' are now freely available on our Youtube channel, accessible through the links below.

Professor David Molyneux, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 'Eradication, elimination and control: public health and policy implications – semantics or reality?'

Dr Guillaume Chabot-Couture, Intellectual Ventures 'Polio eradication: challenges in approaching zero cases'

Ms Virginia Sarah, International Coalition for Trachoma Control on 'Closing the gap on blinding trachoma'

Professor Charles Mackenzie, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 'The lymphatic filariasis elimination programme: a lesson in public health for chronic debilitating diseases'

Professor David Smith, Sanaria Institute for Global Health and Tropical Medicine 'Malaria eradication in the past present and future'

Professor Chris Whitty, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 'Easier to call for than achieve: political and technical pitfalls in eradication attempts'

Many thanks to all our speakers and delegates who made the day such a success; we are now working on the next stage in terms of developing an RSTMH policy on issues relating to disease elimination for dissemination in the coming weeks. This, and other learnings from the day will for the framework for our five-day meeting in Cambridge in September 2016.

A web collection to support the meeting is freely available until 30 November 2015. The collection includes recent and newly commissioned original research articles, reviews and commentaries, including papers from the speakers at our September disease elimination meeting. After 30 November, the collection will only be available to RSTMH members - why not join online now to access all our web collections in perpetuity? Subscriptions start at £80 per annum with generous discounts available for students and people living and working in low- and middle-income countries.