Yael Velleman

Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Changing Paradigm of Disease Control
with Yael Velleman
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm MST
This talk will focus on the changing nature of global disease control initiatives over the past decade, the drivers for this change and the implications on policy, resourcing and impact. These trends will be analyzed through the lens of initiatives to control, eliminate and eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Yael Velleman is Director of Policy and Communications at SCI Foundation and a public health policy specialist. She gained a BSc in International Development from the University of East Anglia and a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For over a decade, her work has focused on collaboration between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health stakeholders to tackle communicable diseases, and more broadly maternal and child health. Working in several countries, including Nepal, Nicaragua and Uganda, she understood health systems research, led WaterAid’s work on WASH and Health and supported WHO to develop WASH approaches to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases, before joining SCI Foundation in 2018.