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Participatory Approaches, Women’s Involvement Critical To Eradicating NTDs In Africa

Project Syndicate: Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…Because women and girls in their childbearing years suffer disproportionately from the health and social effects of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is critically important that they be included in any large-scale health…

WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapter Focusing On NTDs

WHO: The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story The next chapter in the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on neglected tropical diseases. “Since 2007, WHO has helped streamline delivery of donated drugs. In the London Declaration of 2012, leading pharmaceutical companies agreed to billions of dollars’…

Global Community On Path Toward Eliminating NTDs

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Closer than Ever As experts gather for the 2017 NTD Summit in Geneva, Stephanie Bialek, chief of parasitic diseases in CDC’s Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, discusses progress and achievements made toward eliminating NTDs (4/19).

Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Neglected Tropical Diseases

Financial Times: Special Report: Neglected Tropical Diseases “Neglected tropical diseases affect more than a billion people. These diseases of the poor are notorious for their disabling symptoms. Progress has been slow, but the drug industry and communities are redoubling efforts to eliminate treatable conditions.” The special report contains 14 articles…

U.K. Pledges Additional $250M Toward Treatments For, Research On Neglected Tropical Diseases

BBC News: U.K. funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases “The U.K. government is investing an extra £200m in programs to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world’s poorest countries…” (4/16). The Guardian: Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases “…Speaking ahead of…

Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak More Widespread Than In Past

STAT: ‘We didn’t expect this’: A historic yellow fever outbreak spreads in Brazil “…Although Brazil experiences what is known as a ‘sylvatic’ cycle of yellow fever — in which the virus is spread between mosquitoes and monkeys in the jungle — the current outbreak has fanned far beyond the Amazon…

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