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Thursday 17 October 201917.30

We are pleased to announce our first speaker of the year under the topic of neglected tropical diseases. Snakebites are classified as a neglected tropical disease, with 140,000 people dying every year!
Dr Diogo Martins is a Senior Policy Officer, Policy Advocacy Lead at Wellcome Trust, who works in the Snakebites Priority Area. Most recently he presented the Wellcome Trust’s snakebites program at the WHA72. Having studied Medicine and completed a master’s on Public Health, he is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr Diogo has worked with the UN and WHO and has been a World Medical Association delegate.

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