The Visceral Leishmaniasis Scientific Advisory Committee is comprised of leading members of the VL research community and policy advisors in the affected health communities. It is responsible for advising on the Platform governance, design and implementation. The Chair of the VL SAC is also a member of the IDDO Board to ensure representation of the VL platform and effective communication. 

Professor Ahmed Mudawi Musa
Professor of immunology and infectious diseases
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum
Dr Carlos Costa
Head of the Department of Community Medicine
Federal University of Piauí
Dr Dinesh Mondal
Senior Scientist
International Centre For Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Dr Jorge Alvar
Senior Leishmaniasis Adviser
Dr Koert Ritmeijer
NTD Adviser
Médecins Sans Frontières – Operational Centre, Amsterdam
Professor Marleen Boelaert
Head of Epidemiology and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases unit
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Professor Shyam Sundar
Programme Director
Kala-Azar Medical Research Centre
Professor Simon Croft
VL Scientific Advisory Committee