Webinar: Knowledge gaps and challenges in managing patients suffering from cutaneous leishmaniasis

The Nagasaki University organized a webinar with cutaneous leishmaniasis specialists to discuss the impact of the disease on vulnerable/displaced populations and mental health, and examine knowledge gaps to facilitate the research efforts for new treatments, diagnostics, and vaccines.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis has been recognized as a source of distress and discomfort, and has devastating effects on local communities, though not life-threatening. Visible manifestations have been linked to social stigma that could potentially lead to isolation and psychosocial morbidity.

- Dr Clara van Gulik, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Fumiko Hirabayashi, DNDi Japan Board of Directors and School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University

- Dr Koert Ritmeijer, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Prof. Lisa Dikomitis, Keele University
- Dr Helen Price, Keele University
- Dr Issam Bennis, Fez Regional Directorate of Ministry of Health
- Dr Byron Arana, Head of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, DNDi
- Dr Yasuyuki Goto, The University of Tokyo

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