About 50 participants attended the Forum, including members of the Intersectoral Committee of Leptospirosis of Nicaragua, which included representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, University of León and the Pan American Health Organization. Professionals from Nicaragua’s local and department level were present from areas with very high incidence of leptospirosis, as well as national authorities from different sectors, universities and civil organizations representatives.
Participants from the International Meeting that was held in the two consecutives days following the Forum also attended the meeting. Among them were representatives from the Ministries of Health and Agriculture of the five selected countries that have been facing outbreaks of leptospirosis in the Americas: Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
In addition, were present representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization, the WHO Collaborating Center on Leptospirosis of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz/Brazil) and the University of Minnesota that is part of the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN).