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Open-access Seminar on Leishmaniasis by The Lancet

Abstract

"Leishmaniasis is a poverty-related disease with two main clinical forms: visceral leishmaniasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis. An estimated 0·7–1 million new cases of leishmaniasis per year are reported from nearly 100 endemic countries. The number of reported visceral leishmaniasis cases has decreased substantially in the past decade as a result of better access to diagnosis and treatment and more intense vector control within an elimination initiative in Asia, although natural cycles in transmission intensity might play a role. In east Africa however, the case numbers of this fatal disease continue to be sustained. Increased conflict in endemic areas of cutaneous leishmaniasis and forced displacement has resulted in a surge in these endemic areas as well as clinics across the world. WHO lists leishmaniasis as one of the neglected tropical diseases for which the development of new treatments is a priority. Major evidence gaps remain, and new tools are needed before leishmaniasis can be definitively controlled."
5 Oct 2018
Health education material
Health education, Training health workers
3.4 MB
pdf

VL treatment access, the reality on the ground in Sudan (WL6 Oral presentation slides)

Oral presentation delivered at the 6th World Congress for Leishmaniasis 16-20 May 2017, Toledo, Spain. Title: Visceral Leishmaniasis treatment access, the reality on the ground in Sudan. 

25 May 2017
Health education material
Case management
Sudan
1.09 MB
pdf

Clinical Mentoring, a new approach for African VL (WL6 Oral presentation slides)

Oral presentation at the 6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, 16-20 May 2017, Toledo, Spain. Title: Clinical Mentoring, a new approach for clinical VL. Oral presentation, delivered at World Congress for Leishmaniasis 16-20 May 2017, Toledo, Spain. 

25 May 2017
Health education material
Case management
Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan
1.76 MB
pdf

Health education tools, India

Implementing partners in India have developed an array of Health Education tools to inform both healthcare workers and the public about kala azar and PKDL. The material has been produced using the local language where applicable and consists of stickers, posters, leaflets and short videos.

1 Mar 2017
Health education material
Health education
India