NTD Day 2023 & 2024

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occur mainly in resource-poor regions of the Global South. They particularly affect the poorest part of the population in already poor countries. These people usually do not have access to adequate medical care, clean drinking water and sufficient nutrition.

On the occasion of World NTD Day 2023, BNITM invited to a talk event at Erika-Haus on the grounds of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). During a panel discussion with scientists, industry stakeholders, NTD affected patients and students many interesting aspects of NTDs were discussed. Afterwards during a photo exhibition, interested participants had the chance to talk to the panelists over a snack. The event was a great success with nearly 70 persons participating. To establish the event as a yearly appointment at the BNITM, the Fusco group engaged in planning the NTD 2024 at the historic lecture hall. Again, the event attracted many interested participants that first listened to interdisciplinary talks about schistosomiasis, snakebites and buruli ulcer and had the opportunity to talk to the scientists afterwards.

NTD day 2023
NTD day 2023   ©BNITM

Public Appearances

The Fusco group is always happy to collaborate and contribute on NTD awareness raising non-peer communication. One example of this is this podcast by the BUKO pharma campaign on NTDs that you can find under this link: Vernachlässigte Tropenkrankheiten (NTDs) im Fokus: Schistosomiasis - YouTube

Podcast by BUKO Pharma-Kampagne featuring Daniela Fusco
Podcast by BUKO Pharma-Kampagne featuring Daniela Fusco   ©BNITM


An assessment of German institution's contribution to Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

NTD poster
NTD poster   ©BNITM

Previous Projects:

NTD-Webinar Series 2021

Laborgruppe Fusco

Daniela Fusco, Ph.D.: eine Forscherin vor dunklem Hintergrund, die ihre blonden schulterlangen Haar offen trägt.
Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie

Ph.D. Daniela Fusco

Telefon: +49 40 285380 18-504

E-Mail: fusco@bnitm.de

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