WHO AFRO – the ESPEN initiative


The Gates Foundation, Uniting to Combat NTDs, World Health Organisation


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Geneva, Switzerland


Duncan Walsh


Gary McGuiggin


Steve Maud

Client Partner:

Nicole Vecchio

The main assembly room at the WHO in Geneva was full of excitement as partners from leading pharmaceutical companies, Ministers of Health from across Africa, scientists and the Gates Foundation gathered to discuss the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases, a set of often-ignored and crippling diseases.

Working with a 2-person crew travelling over to Geneva for the day, we gauged the temperature in the room to capture the core messaging – and excitement!

The film was published along with the final report to give context to the people involved and ambition down the line.

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