ARNTD Executive Director Discusses NTDs and COVID-19 with Volkswagen Foundation

Health issues are now front burners on the global agenda due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Beate Reinhold of The Volkswagen Foundation, ARNTD’s Executive Director, Dr. John Amuasi discussed the pandemic, consequences on Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the One Health approach.

The interview, among other themes, discussed the responses of governments to pandemics and the resource needs in research and healthcare. 

“Research on NTDs slowed down and in the medium term we are very concerned that funding for NTD research and interventions will be lowered since funds are being diverted to new and emerging infections such as SARS-CoV-2….” said, Dr. Amuasi. 

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