Two Nations, One Island: Dr Greg Noland on disease elimination in Hispaniola
In this new episode of Elimination Exchange, Dr Greg Noland of The Carter Center shares insights on the Center’s Hispaniola Initiative, which works with the ministries of health in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis from the countries’ shared island, Hispaniola.
“Bringing the two ministries together (..) shows the benefits of bringing two nations together for a common cause… they [DR and Haiti] have a long and sometimes fractious relationship, but bringing the ministries together in a common cause effort yields beautiful results.” – Dr Greg Noland
These podcasts will be published every two months and will feature interviews with experts in disease elimination and eradication from around the world.
If you are interested in learning more about the Hispaniola Initiative, malaria, and lymphatic filariasis, please refer to the articles below:
- Gonzales M, Noland GS, Mariano EF, Blount S. Lymphatic filariasis elimination in the Dominican Republic: History, progress, and remaining steps. 2021.PLoS Negl Trop Dis 15(8): e0009590. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009590
- Pan American Health Organization. PAHO/WHO Malaria Champion awards go to Brazil, Haiti, and Dominican Republic. 2018.
- The Carter Center. Summary 2020, Virtual Program Review: Hispaniola Initiative, Dominican Republic and Haiti March 8-9, 2021. https://www.cartercenter.org/resources/pdfs/news/health_publications/hispaniola/HSP-2020-PR-Summary-and-Recs.pdf
- World Health Organization. Validation of elimination of lymphatic filariasis as public health problem. 2017. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/254377/9789241511957-eng.pdf
- World Health Organization. Zeroing in on malaria elimination: Final report of the E-2020 initiative. Meeting Report 2021.https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240024359
- World Health Organization. Summary of the 32nd meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, 4–5 May 2021. Weekly Epidemiological Record. No 30, 2021, 96, 329–352. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/343390
*This episode was recorded in February 2022. Music and sound by Benoît Combreas.
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