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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 ...and more »

Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports - 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 towards bringing ancient scourges like sleeping ...and more »

A global attack on long-neglected tropical diseases is succeeding - The Economist

THE story begins with a mosquito bite. As the bloodsucker feeds on a human, in some parts of the world there is the chance it will transmit the larvae of worms which cause a disease called lymphatic filariasis (sometimes known as elephantiasis). After ...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 »

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 »

Global coalition chips away at neglected tropical diseases -

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 »

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

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were ...and more »

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

WHO director general says significant strides have been made in fight against sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and other neglected tropical diseases. Global development is supported by. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation About this content · Karen McVeigh.and more »

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

India accounts for 60% of the world's new leprosy cases, the WHO says, and New Delhi is among regions that recorded an increased prevalence of the curable disease which often attracts social ostracism because of ignorance. The country registered more ...and more »