More than 20 academics from Africa and Europe attended a London workshop co-hosted by LSE recently to discuss adopting a more biosocial approach to controlling neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide.
The videos posted here reflect a range of views from leading experts trying to find the middle ground between scientists, anthropologists, drug companies and funding bodies in tackling this health crisis in Africa and Latin America.
Professor John Gyapong says that more work needs to be done in harnessing material and human resources to achieve optimal results.
Professor John Gyapong is a public health physician and an epidemiologist. He is the Director of the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service and Professor in Epidemiology and Disease Control at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana. His research has contributed to shape the agenda for filariasis control at both the national and global level.