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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government’s Global Efforts On NTDs, Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Role In Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts This updated fact sheet discusses the U.S. government’s efforts to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) around the world and presents information on NTDs, including statistics, interventions, and international control goals (11/3). Kaiser Family Foundation: The Millennium Challenge Corporation…

Gates Foundation Official Highlights Research Efforts To Address Onchocerciasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Diseases, Part II Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses innovative research for onchocerciasis treatments and references a blog post he wrote last year on the topic. In his more…

Experts Fear Nigeria Facing Resurgence Of Leprosy, As More Attention Given To Other Diseases

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away “…In 2016, Nigeria recorded 2,576 new cases, of which 149 were children, ranking third among African countries with the highest burden of leprosy, after Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Experts are worried that Nigeria could be facing…

Education Efforts Aim To Reduce Death, Disability From Snakebites In India

The Guardian: Venom, myth, and medicine: India fights its reputation as world snakebite capital “…In rural and remote areas of India, where medical facilities are far removed and transportation limited, the impact of snakebites is severe. … In June 2017, the World Health Organization added snakebite to the list of…

U.S. Should Increase Awareness Of, Funding For NTD Eradication

The Conversation: Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases? Katherine J. Wu, Ph.D. candidate in microbiology at Harvard University “…Even with all the necessary tools, the world has failed to cure the curable. One-and-a-half billion people across the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases … At least eight…

Trachoma Elimination In Laos, Cambodia Demonstrates Possibility Of Ending Need For Foreign Assistance

Devex: Opinion: Eliminating the need for foreign assistance, one country at a time Paul Weisenfeld, executive vice president of RTI International’s International Development Group “…Eliminating trachoma in Laos and Cambodia shows that fundamentally solving — not just reducing — complex challenges through development assistance is possible. … [USAID’s flagship neglected…

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