Kat Rock meets Bill Gates
Last week Kat Rock, from SBIDER and WMI, presented modelling work on African sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT) to Bill Gates. Kat runs the HAT Modelling and Economic Predictions for Policy (HAT MEPP) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project involves modellers and health economists from Warwick, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Institute of Disease Modeling and Oxford. The research is designed to provide data-driven insights to help local decision making and planning as sleeping sickness programmes strive towards elimination of the disease.