Webinar video available now #4-1 : Raising Awareness about Leprosy ~Role of Health Professionals at the Grassroots Level

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This webinar focuses on the efforts of healthcare professionals who work at the grassroots level to detect leprosy cases and prevent disability amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and introduce some success stories with aim of developing measures that can be adopted to suit the situation.

  • Date: Thursday, 20th January, 2022
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 (UTC)
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • Language: English
  • Simultaneous Interpretation: French, Portuguese, Hindi, Bahasa, Nepali, Bengali and Japanese.
  • Program :
    1. Greetings from organizer (00:00-00:05)
      Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
    2. Guest speech  (00:05-00:15)
      Representative of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India
      Video Message: Mr. Birodh Khatiwada, Minister of Health and Population, Nepal
    3. Good practice 1: Case -finding in India amid the COVID pandemic (00:15-00:35)
      – Health Worker
      Ms. Anju Sharma, Accredited Social Health Activist
      – Health ministry official
      Dr. Anil Kumar, Deputy Director General (Leprosy), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
    4. Good practice 2: Disability and ulcer care in Nepal amid the COVID pandemic (00:35-00:55)
      – Health Worker
      Dr. Indra Napit, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at Anandaban Hospital, The Leprosy Mission Nepal
      – Health ministry official
      Dr. Rabindra Baskota, Director, Leprosy Control and Disability Management Section, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal
    5. Comments (00:55-01:05)
      – Person Affected by Leprosy
      Mr. Dinesh Basnet, President of IDEA Nepal
      – Health Expert
      Dr. Venkata Ranganadha Rao Pemmaraju, Acting Team Leader, WHO Global Leprosy Programme
    6. Panel discussion and Q&A session (01:05-01:25)
      Moderator: Prof. Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director, Sasakawa Health Foundation