The International Solidarity Division of the Canton of Geneva and the University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG) are hosting a joint panel discussion on the topic of "The Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases", Tuesday 28 November at 18h30 at HUG. Mr François Longchamp, President of the Geneva Council of State, will officially open the event.
In recent years, the Canton of Geneva's International Solidarity Fund has supported a variety of projects that tackle the issue of neglected tropical diseases.
The panel on 28 November highlights the canton's commitment to international solidarity through such initiatives, as well as the innovative and highly effective work of Geneva-based organisations in fighting these debilitating diseases.
Text provided by the International Solidarity Division of the Canton of Geneva.
On this picture, the photographer Neil Brandvold show a sleeping sickness screening by a mobile team in Yalikombo, a very isolated village along the Congo river, in between Isangi and Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, country accounting for 84% of cases of the disease.