Latest ISNTD Infectious Thoughts interview: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health's Dr. Waleed Al Salem
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ISNTD Infectious Thoughts Interview with 
Dr. Waleed Al Salem

Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia
Liverpool School of Tropical Health

With unprecedented global events threatening some of the major gains made over decades in disease control and surveillance, work in areas such as disease surveillance, diagnostics and outbreak management amongst many others is urgently needed to better understand the changes in the healthcare burden worldwide and inform policy makers from a robust evidence base. War and migration, with large populations fleeing countries such as Syria, affect not only countries from the region but also those beyond - this requires a global partnership network.   

In its latest Infectious Thoughts interview, the ISNTD is delighted to speak with Dr. Waleed Al Salem from the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, about the NTD situation within the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) with a special focus on cutaneous leishmaniasis, the migrant crisis affecting the world, the possibility of disease re-emergence and the research & funding collaborations needed to address these issues.

The ISNTD is also delighted to welcome Dr. Al Salem to its annual ISNTD Bites conference on vector-borne diseases & global health where he will be presenting and taking questions on these topics.  

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For all enquiries please contact Kamran Rafiq (ISNTD Communications Director) at
Bio: Dr. Waleed Al Salem completed his PhD in the field of neglected tropical diseases, focusing  particularly on the molecular epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Recently, he joined the Saudi Arabia’s national vector-borne disease control program and is currently working on the assessment of the impact of human movement caused by forced displacement and migration in the Middle East and North Africa. He also participates in researching the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of leishmaniasis and other neglected tropical diseases in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al Salem can be contacted at
ISNTD Bites 2016
Lord's Cricket Ground
March 17th 2016

Participants include:
Liverpool School of Trop Med
Ministry of Health Portugal
Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia
University of the Witwatersrand
Malaria Consortium
London School of Hygiene & Trop Med
University of the Ryukyus Japan
Pirbright Institute
University of Bristol
University of Oxford
Break Dengue
Janssen Pharmaceutical
Johnson & Johnson

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