The talk will review the impact of intersecting inequities - gender, poverty and disability – on the experiences of people affected by leprosy and other NTDs and how social determinants shape complex health care seeking pathways in DRC. Dr Sabuni will discuss the implications of this analysis for patient centred and integrated quality services at the district and community level.
Dr. Louis Paluku Sabuni, Country Leader, The Leprosy Mission, Democratic Republic of Congo:
Dr Louis Paluku Sabuni is a LSTM graduate and achieved his PhD from LSTM. He is currently the Leprosy Mission’s country leader in DR Congo and affiliated to the Universite Officielle de Rwenzori (Public University of Rwenzori, Butembo, North Kivu/DRC. All TLM’s projects in the country have two underlying goals: that persons affected by leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases should have access to an integrated quality service in each district; and that the way TLM works with communities affected by leprosy should result in long-term sustainable improvements in their lives.
This seminar will be livestreamed via: http://bit.ly/LSTM-Sem19-LPS
A recording of the seminar will be made available the next day on the LSTM website.