Presented by Dr Rachel Pullan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Rachel’s talk – ‘Mapping this wormy world – The Global Atlas of Helminth Infections’ will discuss the importance of accurate mapping of neglected tropical diseases and how this can be used to better design and target school-based deworming programmes.
Rachel heads the London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research (LASER) group who collect and compile data from around the world to create the Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI) available at www.thiswormyworld.org. GAHI provides open access maps showing the prevalence of schistosomiasus, soil transmitted helminths and lymphatic filariasis worms in all countries in the global south for which there is data.
Speaker: Dr Rachel Pullan
London Applied & Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER)
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The School Health and Nutrition webinar series provides monthly presentations by leading policy-makers, researchers and implementers engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle-income countries across the globe.