Virtual Workshop: Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) Response in Maternal and Child Health – PAHO/WHO
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) infection affects vulnerable population groups, including key population groups, people living in poverty in very low HDI areas, and epidemiologically semi-closed population groups such as indigenous peoples. In this context, the scientific community and civil society stress that the time has come for a public health response to this disease, and the first step is to bring knowledge about HTLV and support an effort to inclusion of the issue in the international health agenda. .
In 2021, PAHO/WHO, in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the HTLV Channel, organized the “World HTLV Day Webinar: International Health Policy Forum for HTLV Elimination” in the aim of promoting discussion on public policies and actions implemented in several countries, for the prevention and control of HTLV and its sequelae.
In this context and following this previous event, a virtual workshop is organized to discuss the response to HTLV within the framework of maternal and child health programs, identifying opportunities for cooperation between programs, academia, civil society and other actors in the region. .
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Hour : 11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (Eastern Time, Washington, DC)
Platform : Zoom
The event will include interpretation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- 11:00 – 11:10 Welcome
PAHO/WHO – HTLV Channel
- 11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Overview of HTLV-1/2 infection and mother-to-child transmission.
Dr Carolina Rosadas, Imperial College, UK
- 11:25 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. The Initiative for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Chagas Disease (ETMI Plus)
Leandro Sereno, PAHO/WHO
- 11:35 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. The patient’s perspective: the need to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HTLV
Ms. Ema Moyano, Argentina
- 11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Country experience: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HTLV in Brazil.
Dr Angelica Miranda, Ministry of Health, Brazil. I
- 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Questions and answers
- 12:00 – 12:40 Panel: Integrating the response to HTLV into maternal and child health programs? Barriers and Opportunities
- Dr Carolina Rosadas, UK
- Dr. Angelica Miranda, Brazil
- Dr. Jorge Valdebenito, Chilean Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Health Colombia (to be confirmed)
Coordination: Dr. Tatiane Assone, HTLV Channel, Brazil / Dra Hortencia Peralta, PAHO/WHO
- Final comments and conclusion
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