New programme “Hope in the Age of Dementia” explores latest ground-breaking developments to overcome the condition

Dementia affects more than 50 million people worldwide and this number is expected to more than triple by 2050 placing an unprecedented strain on health systems globally. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the global voice on Dementia and ITN Productions Industry News have co-created “Hope in the Age of Dementia” showcasing the latest developments in care, research and technology, with a special focus on advancing and accelerating solutions for Alzheimer's disease globally. The programme hears from leaders in the field of neuroscience and neurodegeneration, research, drug discovery, care and support, explaining the importance of new treatment pathways, early diagnostic tools, clinical trials, risk reduction, timely diagnosis and health and care innovation.

Sightsavers' vision to eliminate neglected tropical disease

Client Sightsavers : Association RSTMH

Snail fever (or schistosomiasis) is caused by parasites released by fresh water snails. It is a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that affects 1 billion people across the globe, predominately children, in areas of the world with poor access to health and sanitation.

International charity Sightsavers work in 30 countries including Guinea Bissau in West Africa one of the world’s poorest nations, with a vision to eliminate neglected tropical disease including snail fever. Their projects include distribution of medicine, promoting cleanliness by building water points and organising health screenings for life changing outcomes to communities.