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#6: Elimination of Leprosy: Initiatives in the Americas and Africa
Sasakawa Health Foundation is organizing a webinar on "Elimination of Leprosy: Initiatives in the Americas and Africa" as the final webinar of a total six webinars featuring the campaign.

Date: Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Time: 11:00-12:30 (UTC)
Duration: 90 min
Language: English (simultaneous interpretation available in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Bahasa, Nepali, and Bengali)


1. Message from Special Guest (0:00-0:05)
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Director, Pan American Health Organization / Regional Office for the Americas of WHO

2. Goodwill Ambassador’s 20th Anniversary Video (0:05-0:15)

3. Country Presentations (0:15-1:00)
i. From Brazil
Dr. Carmelita Ribeiro Filha Coriolano
General Coordinator for Disease Elimination Surveillance, Department of Chronic
Conditions and Sexually Transmitted Infections Health Surveillance Secretariat,
Ministry of Health in Brazil

ii. From Angola
Dr. Ernesto Afonso
National Leprosy Programme Coordinator
Ministry of Health in Angola

iii. From Nigeria
Dr Joseph Ngozi Chukwu
Medical Advisor, German Leprosy Relief Association in Nigeria

iv. From Colombia
Ms. Lucrecia Vasquez Acevedo,
President, Felehansen – National Federation of the Associations of the Persons
Affected by Leprosy in Colombia

v. Messages
Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination

4. Q & A session with Goodwill Ambassador (1:00-1:25)

5. Conclusion and Way forward (1:25-1:30)
Prof. Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director, Sasakawa Health Foundation

Jun 7, 2022 11:00 AM in Universal Time UTC

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