The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Institut Pasteur Alumni Association and the Francophone University Agency (AUF) – Western Europe, is pleased to invite you to attend the latest in its series of "Education Webinars."
At this upcoming session, entitled "Neglected Tropical Diseases", you will have the opportunity to be online with Jean Jannin.
The webinar will take place on Thursday January 25, 2024, at 2pm (Paris time), via video conference.
The concept of neglected tropical diseases first emerged in 2005. It has considerably developed since then and there have been many breakthroughs in efforts to tackle these diseases. But nearly 20 years on, it is worth raising questions about the future of activities in the field, providing an up-to-date picture of the context and reflecting on scientific, logistical and even semantic developments. By looking back at the natural history of the concept and analyzing its strengths and weaknesses, we can reflect on its future.
Jean Jannin is a general public health physician and Honorary President of the French-Speaking Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.
He is the co-founder of WHO's Neglected Tropical Diseases Department and a former coordinator of WHO's Innovative and Intensified Disease Management Unit.
He has an MD specializing in tropical medicine and public health as well as qualifications in parasite immunology, leprology, tropical medicine, statistics and epidemiology, and he holds a Master of Advanced Studies degree (DEA) in Public Health. He graduated from the French National School of Public Health in 1992 and served as auditor at the Center for Higher Studies on Modern Africa and Asia at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (IEP).