Amid WHO praise for tackling tropical disease, concern over rise in leprosy - The Indian Express

In fact in January this year, a new Guinness world record was created for the highest number of drug doses donated in 24 hours. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. Written by Abantika Ghosh | Geneva | Published:April 20, 2017 3:06 am.

WHO report highlights 'remarkable achievements' in neglected tropical diseases - Healio

According to a WHO report released today at the Global Partners' Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases, “remarkable achievements” have been made in combatting neglected tropical diseases over the past decade.

WHO: More effort needed to alleviate poverty in fight against tropical diseases - 610kvnu

Bet_Noire/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization says efforts must be undertaken to alleviate poverty around the world if the progress made in battling tropical diseases is to continue. In 2015 alone, the agency says that one ...

WHO claims unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases - India.com

Geneva, April 20 (IANS) Remarkable achievements have been made in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007 with one billion people receiving treatment in 2015 alone, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a report.

Courtesy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Ghana News Agency

Geneva, April 19, GNA - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday committed $335 million dollars in grants over the next four years to support various Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) programmes in affected countries. This would include ...

India eliminated kala azar in over 80 per cent sub-districts in 2015: WHO - Financial Express

India eliminated visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar, in over 80 per cent of its sub-districts in 2015, the WHO today said. By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 20, 2017 1:24 AM. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp.

India sees 60% of new leprosy cases globally, Delhi reports increased prevalence - Hindustan Times

The 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 ...

Gates foundation joins nations to wipe out diseases that hit the poor - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Western countries and drug companies pledged fresh support yesterday 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.

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. Print. 19 April 2017 – The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in ...

WHO: 'Unprecedented progress' against neglected tropical diseases - Humanosphere

World Health Organization officials said Tuesday that “unprecedented progress” had been made in reducing the spread of neglected tropical diseases in some of the world's poorest communities. The WHO's fourth report on neglected tropical diseases was ...

'Phenomenal' progress in fighting tropical diseases - Myjoyonline.com

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 ...

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

Neglected 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Timm 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 ...

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

Chagas 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.

Enlisting Women in Africa's Health Fight - Project Syndicate

BRAZZAVILLE – 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 ...

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

Since 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

Bill 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) ...

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

Governments 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 ...