Chagas Disease Working Group

Workshop on Rethinking Chagas, 2018

On October 22, 2018, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health held a workshop in Boston on Rethinking Chagas: Reshaping the Agenda for Chagas Disease in the United States. The meeting was co-sponsored by Fundación Mundo Sano and the Global Chagas Disease Coalition and aimed to discuss health system challenges to expand access to care for Chagas disease in the United States.
The meeting had three specific objectives:

  • To discuss current health system barriers to widespread and effective screening, diagnosis, treatment and outreach for Chagas disease in the United States.
  • To determine how to better leverage current evidence to improve screening, diagnosis, treatment and outreach for Chagas disease in the United States.
  • To identify where and how to improve policy for patients with Chagas disease in the United States.

The full workshop report can be found here: Rethinking Chagas Workshop Report

e-Newsletter: Updates on Chagas Disease in the U.S., 2020

On World Chagas Day, April 14, 2020, we released the first number of the e-Newsletter: Updates on Chagas disease in the U.S., with contributions from many of the key persons and organizations in the field, with collaboration from Fundación Mundo Sano. The newsletter includes entries on: screening for Trypanosoma cruzi, diagnostic considerations for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in high-risk populations, treatment programs, highlighted publications, and other sources of information.

The current newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here: e-Newsletter