Unlimited Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy Harrison, its CEO, has been appointed as co-president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene with Professor Margaret Gyapong.
The official announcement was made at the RSTMH Annual meeting, ‘Tropical.’
The event was held at Conway Hall, London, on the 28th and 29th of September.
The meeting will bring members, fellows, and supporters together from around the globe to share information, learn about the latest ideas and research, and encourage new collaborations.
Professor Gyapong is, Director of the Institute of Health Research and the Coordinator of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research CHPIR at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana.
“With less that a decade left to achieve sustainable development goals, and plans to implement an entirely new strategy, my co-President Dr Wendy Harrison and myself pledge to work closely with key stakeholders to identify and address current global health challenges as best we can.”
Dr Harrison added, “I’m delighted to be a co-President and to bring together an array of global experts to not only drive RSTMH forward but also to address the larger challenges we face today in the changing global health landscape.”
RSTMH aims to improve tropical medicine through increased awareness.
Access and equity in global health care
Unlimited Health congratulates Professor Gyapong and Dr Harrison on their respective awards.
RSTMH wishes RSTMH all the best in their future priorities.
Our new strategy focuses on supporting health systems that provide a full range of health services, including prevention of disease transmission, treatment of parasitic diseases and their consequences, and care of those who need them.
The deworming treatment is a fundamental part of our work.
We will continue to work with our partners to provide millions of deworming treatments each year.
We will also help our partners expand their treatment programs. To improve health for all, we need to develop access to parasitic disease treatment for those who are currently excluded – such as younger children, pregnant women, and other adults at risk.
We also aim to make treatment and elimination efforts more effective and sustainable by focusing them on areas with the greatest need.
We support the ownership of countries.
Kalanga is the language of training for community health workers.
Health services that are widely accessible and effective can only be created when countries with endemic populations determine the funding and priorities for health systems, as they are best placed to know their needs and preferences. In line with the Sustainable Development Agenda and the WHO’s goals, we have re-emphasized our support for the ownership of health programs by countries in our new strategy. We will do everything we can to help our colleagues in endemic countries by putting our expertise at their disposal.