Meet the Author "A Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail", Thursday 13th Jan 2022 - Free ISNTD online meeting

12 January, 2022

Dear HIFA members

ISNTD Connect are hosting a webinar interview with Professor Alan Fenwick OBE, Founder of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) and Professor Emeritus of Tropical Parasitology, Imperial College. It's on Thursday 13th Jan 1400-1500 UTC.

Register for this free event here:

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Sign up on the site for all Connect meetings and you will get an email with webinar links for all upcoming meetings including Alan Fenwick's interview.


At an age when academics retire, Alan instead founded the SCI, persuaded the young Gates Foundation to support it, and 20 years later its worked in 16 African countries and delivered with their Ministries of Health and Education over 220 million drug treatments to prevent schistosomiasis.

I am excited to tell you about the interview for two reasons:

1. It will be enlightening and fun, covering the achievements and challenges faced by the SCI, extracts from the book and anecdotes and stories from Alan's lifetime in the schistosomiasis community


2. I am a co-author (fame at last!)

For those interested to find out more about the book, "A Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail", please visit:


Some of you may know me as CABI's Global Health editor and HIFA steering group member. I retired from CABI last year and then took on this book on CABI's behalf. The book is published in paperback, thanks to sponsorship BUT, in addition, I am delighted to tell you that I have secured a 25% discount on its price for HIFA members until June. I will provide details of the discount code you will need in another message.

Please do join me and many others on 13th Jan 2022 at 1400-1500 UTC to listen to a diverting and remarkable man.



HIFA profile: Wendie Norris is Editor of the Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, at CAB International, UK. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a former member of the HIFA Steering group. w.norris AT