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Uniting to Combat NTDs program tackles infectious diseases with new world record - Guinness World Records

With teamwork from around the globe, the Uniting to Combat NTDs program has officially set a charitable world record as part of a global initiative to fight the battle against Neglected Tropical Diseases. Guinness World Records presented a certificate ...and more »

Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports - World Health Organization

19 April 2017 | Geneva - WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone. “WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient ...and more »

The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story - World Health Organization

The poorest of the poor have suffered from deadly, painful and disfiguring tropical diseases since ancient times, but the battle against neglected tropical diseases is now being won. Since 2007, WHO has helped streamline delivery of donated drugs and ...and more »

'Phenomenal' progress in fighting tropical diseases - BBC News

There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. In 2015, one billion people ...and more »

World Health Organization hails major progress on tackling tropical diseases - The Guardian

A giant inflatable worm, launched by the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, floats on Lake Geneva near the site of the neglected tropical diseases summit. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/AP. In the past 10 years, record-breaking progress has been made in ...and more »

UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases - BBC News

The UK government is investing an extra £200m in programmes to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world's poorest countries. Without treatment, river blindness, guinea-worm and trachoma can disable ...and more »

Global coalition chips away at neglected tropical diseases - Nature.com

Partnerships see some success in eliminating illnesses, but challenges, such as access to treatments, remain. Amy Maxmen. 18 April 2017. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. Maggie Steber/The Washington Post/Getty. Elephantiasis is the result of ...and more »

Combatting Neglected Tropical Diseases: Much Progress, but Millions of Neglected Patients Lack Access to Care - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Julien Potet of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses recent successes and presents suggestions for the next steps in the fight against NTDs. This week scientists, policy makers, and other global health actors will meet in Geneva for a Summit on Neglected ...and more »

WHO hails major gains against once 'neglected' diseases - Medical Xpress

This micrograph of brain tissue reveals the cytoarchitectural histopathologic changes found in bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The presence of vacuoles, i.e. microscopic “holes” in the gray matter, gives the brain of BSE-affected cows a …more. The ...and more »

Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases - The Guardian

It is hoped the funding will help eliminate diseases such as the mosquito-transmitted lymphatic filariasis, which causes severe swelling of the legs. Photograph: Anders Lindström/SVA. The UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting ...and more »