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Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases reported - Pan American Health Organization

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017-The World Health Organization reported remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007, with an estimated 1 billion people in 2015 alone receiving treatment. "WHO has observed record ...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. Global health. World Health Organization hails major progress on ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Global development · The Observer. Britain doubles funding to fight ...and more »

The long road to elimination of neglected tropical diseases - Financial Times

When Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben began his work to eradicate guinea worm disease more than 30 years ago, he felt “it was going to be like dragging a dead elephant through a swamp by its tail.” Guinea worm (dracunculiasis) is one of the most unpleasant of the ...and more »

Progress against tropical diseases must be backed by poverty alleviation efforts – UN health agency - UN News Centre

Integrated school campaign for the detection, prevention and elimination of leprosy, ocular trachoma and schistosomiasis in Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. Photo: PAHO/WHO ?Share. Print. 19 April 2017 – The United Nations today cited “record-breaking ...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 »