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Blog Post Examines India’s Efforts To Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, Other NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Celebrating NTD Success Stories: India’s Historic NTD Progress Emily Conron, a resource development associate at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “During the month of October, END7 student supporters are celebrating NTD Success Stories from Haiti, India, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines.…

Scientific Research Informs Programs, Policies To Eliminate Parasitic Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases In a guest post, Monic Parise, deputy director for program and science, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, both at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

USAID Commends Nobel Laureates For Medicine, Recognizes Continued Efforts Against NTDs, Malaria

USAID’s “Impact”: USAID salutes Nobel laureates whose discoveries help fight malaria, river blindness, elephantiasis Chris Thomas, communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health, recognizes this year’s Nobel laureates for medicine who discovered drugs used to treat and prevent river blindness, elephantiasis, and malaria, and discusses USAID’s efforts to address…

The Economist Examines How Diseases Qualify As Eradicable

The Economist: What makes a disease eradicable “Humanity has succeeded in eradicating only one human disease: smallpox. … [Polio and Guinea worm] are the only targets currently sanctioned for global eradication by the World Health Organization. The International Task-Force for Disease Eradication, a group of scientists and health experts established…

Mexico Becomes 3rd Country In World To Eliminate Onchocerciasis

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Adiós! Goodbye, oncho! Mexico joins two other countries in ending onchocerciasis in LAC Mirta Roses Periago, director emeritus of PAHO/WHO and special envoy for the Global Network, discusses progress made by the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region in ending…

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