Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

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Sanofi, WHO Renew Partnership To Finance Research, Other Efforts To Address NTDs

Reuters: Sanofi renews deal with WHO to fight tropical diseases, sleeping sickness “French healthcare company Sanofi announced on Tuesday a renewal of its partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight neglected tropical diseases and to eliminate sleeping sickness before 2030. Sanofi said its new five-year commitment with the…

Blog Posts Discuss Community-Based, Women’s Efforts To Respond To COVID-19, NTDs, Reproductive Health Needs

Global Citizen: This Midwife in Zambia Says International Solidarity Is Needed to Combat COVID-19 Jacky Habib, freelance journalist (12/7). Global Citizen: How This Woman Is Using Her Cellphone to Tackle River Blindness in Cameroon Jacky Habib, freelance journalist (12/7). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: Meet Three Ugandan Women Who Say Community-Based Family…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including HIV Treatment; Racial Equality In Development; NTDs; Antibiotic R&D; Development Finance

The Conversation: Millions of people are on treatment for HIV: why are so many still dying? Gilles van Cutsem, honorary research associate with the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the University of Cape Town (11/17). Devex: Opinion: Demonstrating leadership for racial equality in development Victoria Cooper, senior…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Global Health Topics, Including NTDs; Women’s Reproductive Rights In Peru; Lessons From Ebola; TB Reports; SDGs; U.N. Food Systems Summit Preparations

Global Citizen: How Pharmaceutical Companies Have Helped Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases Around the World Sarah El Gharib, freelance writer and French editor at Global Citizen (11/13). Global Voices: The victims of forced sterilizations in Peru continue to demand justice Adriana Hildenbrand, Miryam Rivera Holguin, and Teodora C. Hasegan, all of…

WHA Member States Agree To New Global NTD Roadmap Targeting 20 Diseases

U.N. News: Neglected tropical diseases: Countries endorse new targets to eradicate 20 killers “A bold new blueprint to tackle all neglected tropical diseases has been agreed at the U.N. health agency’s World Health Assembly, which will involve a radical shift in approach by Member States and non-state actors, the World…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Treating Other Diseases, Vaccines, Gender-Based Violence, One Health, Misinformation

African Arguments: How can countries continue to combat malaria during a pandemic? Ciku Kimeria, communication consultant at Speak up Africa (11/11). BMJ Opinion: Pharma companies must open their books on the funding agreements for covid-19 vaccines Manuel Martin, medical innovation and access policy adviser for the Médecins Sans Frontières Access…

Paper, Event Explore NTD Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Efforts To Prevent Drug Resistance

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTD Supply Chain Forum — Strengthening the backbone of NTD programs Ashley Souza, logistics coordinator for the NTD Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health, and colleagues “describe a unique public-private partnership that was formed to bring together supply chain expertise to overcome…

CDC MMWR Article Discusses Global Dracunculiasis, Eradication Progress

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)”: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2019 — June 2020 Donald Hopkins, former director of health programs and current special adviser for Guinea worm eradication at The Carter Center, and colleagues, discuss global dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) and current progress in eradicating…

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