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Unprecedented Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Reports - Infection Control Today

Unprecedented Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO ReportsInfection Control TodayThe World Health Organization (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 toward ...and more »

World in Progress: Pushing to end neglected tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle;

World in Progress: Pushing to end neglected tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleWorld in Progress: Pushing to end neglected tropical diseasesDeutsche WelleNeglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a challenge the world over. They are curable, but it's been difficult to reach patients in developing regions. There's an international summit in Geneva this week to help step up efforts. We'll hear from a medical ...and more »

World in Progress: A personal take on eradicating neglected tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle;

World in Progress: A personal take on eradicating neglected tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleWorld in Progress: A personal take on eradicating neglected tropical diseasesDeutsche WelleTimm Schneider, a medical doctor in Berlin and one of the founders of the German network for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) regularly treats patients in India with the NGO Samhathi. DW talks to him about his experiences with NTDs and why he's so ...and more »

World in Progress: Chagas disease spreading across the globe - Deutsche Welle;

World in Progress: Chagas disease spreading across the globe - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleWorld in Progress: Chagas disease spreading across the globeDeutsche WelleChagas is one of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that's considered even more neglected than other NTDs. Once Chagas was confined to the Americas region, but in the past few decades, it has begun to spread to other continents, including Europe.and more »

Enlisting Women in Africa's Health Fight - Project Syndicate

Enlisting Women in Africa's Health FightProject SyndicateBRAZZAVILLE – Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and girls. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) alone causes severe pain, bleeding, and lesions in more than 16 million women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond ...and more »

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals - News-Medical.net;

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals - News-Medical.net

News-Medical.netWHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report revealsNews-Medical.netSince 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been reporting outstanding success in dealing with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with 1 billion people estimated to have received treatments in 2015. “WHO has observed record-breaking progress ...and more »

WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle;

WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleWHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseasesDeutsche WelleA new report published by the World Health Organization has revealed "record-breaking progress" in the fight against tropical diseases. Broader poverty issues, however, threaten to stagnate further improvements. Ebola Gefahr Berlin 11.08.2014 (Getty ...and more »

Bill Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Financial Express;

Bill Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Financial Express

Financial ExpressBill Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseasesFinancial ExpressThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Western countries and drug companies pledged fresh support on Wednesday to wipe out diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of poor in tropical areas each year and urged new donors to join the fight.and more »

Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Reuters;

Gates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseases - Reuters

ReutersGates backs Big Pharma push to wipe out tropical diseasesReutersBill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during a news conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Geneva, Switzerland, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy. 1/8. left. right. World Health Organization (WHO) ...and more »

Goal to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases Moves Ahead - Voice of America;

Goal to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases Moves Ahead - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaGoal to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases Moves AheadVoice of AmericaGovernments and private donors have pledged $812 million to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at a five-day summit convened to advance efforts to fight river blindness, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis and other disabling ...and more »

Pharma redoubles effort against 10 neglected tropical diseases - The Pharma Letter (registration);

Pharma redoubles effort against 10 neglected tropical diseases - The Pharma Letter (registration)

The Pharma Letter (registration)Pharma redoubles effort against 10 neglected tropical diseasesThe Pharma Letter (registration)A group of major pharmaceutical companies are carrying out a commitment to control or eliminate the 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTD) responsible for 90% of the global NTD burden. The goal is part of the London Declaration, a coordinated effort by ...and more »

Video: The war against schistosomiasis and other hard-to-pronounce neglected tropical diseases - Scroll.in;

Video: The war against schistosomiasis and other hard-to-pronounce neglected tropical diseases - Scroll.in

Scroll.inVideo: The war against schistosomiasis and other hard-to-pronounce neglected tropical diseasesScroll.inDracunculiasis, onchocerciasis, echinococcosis, schistosomiasis – these almost unpronounceable words are names of neglected tropical diseases that affect billions of people. A global collaboration headed by the World Health Organisation has been ...and more »

WHO hails 'unprecedented progress' against once 'neglected' diseases - CTV News;

WHO hails 'unprecedented progress' against once 'neglected' diseases - CTV News

CTV NewsWHO hails 'unprecedented progress' against once 'neglected' diseasesCTV NewsThe World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed "unprecedented progress" in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever and sleeping sickness -- which kill 170,000 people and disable millions each year. The UN's health ...and more »

Donors unite for global push on tropical disease eradication - Public Finance International

Donors unite for global push on tropical disease eradicationPublic Finance International“Record-breaking” progress in eliminating tropical diseases has been extended today, with both private and public donors announcing millions of dollars in new commitments to the effort. dengue-fever-mosquito-istock-616235376_1.png. Dengue fever ...and more »

UK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing world - EURACTIV;

UK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing world - EURACTIV

EURACTIVUK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing worldEURACTIVThe UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting neglected tropical diseases, in a move that will protect more than 200 million people around the world from debilitating and painful conditions. The funding programme is expected to wipe out ...and more »

India accounts for 60% of new leprosy cases globally - Hindustan Times

India accounts for 60% of new leprosy cases globallyHindustan TimesThe fourth World Health Organisation Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases says the stoppage of active surveillance is responsible for the recent growth of leprosy in India which now accounts for 60% of new leprosy cases globally.(WHO). India accounts ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianWorld Health Organization hails major progress on tackling tropical diseasesThe GuardianA 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. Global health ...and more »

Kenya reports progress in tackling intestinal worms - Daily Nation;

Kenya reports progress in tackling intestinal worms - Daily Nation

Daily NationKenya reports progress in tackling intestinal wormsDaily NationDelegates at the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. PHOTO | EUNICE KILONZO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Ms Mbabu will be honoured for identifying people in her community who need Trichiasis surgery.and more »

Neglected tropical diseases control gets pharma, donor push - Hindustan Times;

Neglected tropical diseases control gets pharma, donor push - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesNeglected tropical diseases control gets pharma, donor pushHindustan TimesTropical diseases affect the poor and the marginalised, and are controllable and curable infections that deform, disable and kill if left untreated. health and fitness Updated: Apr 19, 2017 20:57 IST. Sanchita Sharma Hindustan Times, Geneva. NTDs ...and more »

Amazing Progress in Combating Tropical Diseases - Council Chronicle;

Amazing Progress in Combating Tropical Diseases - Council Chronicle

Council ChronicleAmazing Progress in Combating Tropical DiseasesCouncil ChronicleScientists are glad to announce that they made great progress when it comes to combating tropical diseases. Scientists have registered great progress in fighting against tropical diseases. The record-breaking achievement was obtained after fighting for ...and more »