“It was the best of times; It was the worst of times”.
We started the key decade to end the neglect. On March 23rd, 2021, a great gathering of main stakeholders of the Chagas disease community shared their views, analysis and commitments to maintaining the "Momentum" for the disease in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. This event, co-hosted by Chagas Coalition and the World Heart Federation (member of the Coalition), with the support of the NTD department of WHO, was the first global meeting this year 2021 to measure the effects and progress on Chagas disease from different contexts and perspectives.
Representatives of ministries of health, policymakers, institutions and organizations, WHO partners, associations of people affected by Chagas disease evaluated the impact of the pandemics in its daily work but also they share their contributions to scale up the progress towards the elimination of the disease as a public health problem in 2030, following the SDGs and the new WHO NTD roadmap.
We think that it is worthy to share the full recorded event as well as the individual presentations and speeches of the speakers for easy and direct access to them.
Watch the entire event or the individual interventions by clicking on the images below.
You can also check all the participants in our AGENDA.
I. MEETING OPENING, INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF OBJECTIVES
Fco. Javier Sancho Más - Chagas Coalition Fausto Pinto - World Heart Federation Pedro Albajar-Vinas - WHO Department of Control of NTD
II. OVERVIEW ON RECENT IMPACTFUL ACHIEVEMENTS; ADAPTATION OF WORK IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NEW INSTRUMENTS AND TOOLS
Manuel Segovia - Regional Unit of Tropical Medicine of Murcia Maira Carolina Guzmán - ASAPECHA Veruska Maia da Costa - Ministry of Health, Brazil
Marcelo Abril - Fundación Mundo Sano Wilson Oliveira Jr. - Coordinator of Casa de Chagas, Brazil Mauricio Vera Soto - Ministry of Health, Colombia
Blanca Lizett Chinchilla - Ministry of Health, Guatemala Rachel Marcus - LASOCHA Ulrich Dietmar Madeja - Bayer
José Maurício Cysne - UNITAID
III. SPECIAL REMARKS AND OPEN DISCUSSION AND CLOSING OF THE MEETING
Nisia Lima - Fiocruz Sergio Sosa-Estani - DNDi Silvia Gold - Mundo Sano. Uniting to Combat NTds. Chagas Coalition Board
Hayato Urabe - GHIT Mónica Quijano - Novartis Global Health Norman Beatty - University of Florida
Irene Losada - Chagas Initiative. ISGlobal
Co-organizers: #Chagas Coalition, World Heart Federation and #WHO Department of Control of neglected tropical diseases.
Participants: Representatives of Ministries of Health, policymakers, institutions and organizations WHO partners and stakeholders, associations of people affected by Chagas disease.