Dr Marta S Palmeirim
Dr Marta Palmeirim has an MSc in medical parasitology and a PhD in epidemiology. She has mainly focused on the control of soil-transmitted helminth infections and has implemented drug and health education interventions. Additionally, she has investigated potential nutritional issues related to these infections. In general, her interests lie in the field of neglected tropical diseases and their control, elimination and eradication, among other public health issues. Her work has resulted in a total of 15 articles in peer-reviewed literature, with 11 as first author. Currently, Dr Palmeirim is working as a project associate at the Swiss Center for International Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).