Dr. Peter Hotez on World Chagas Day 2017
4/18/2017 Despite 6-7 million patients worldwide, in both poor and wealthy regions, Chagas disease remains one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases globally. Treatments currently exist, however diagnosis remains difficult and current ...
Chagas disease: The Brazilian forest bites back
4/18/2017 “For Brazil, this is a very serious problem,” says Dr Jorge Augusto de Oliveira Guerra, a Chagas specialist at the Tropical. The disease is already present in most of the south and centre of the country, he says. “In the north, it is considered an ...
Snail fever: the threat in Suriname's water
4/18/2017 Santiago Nicholls, an authority on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), estimates there are 1.6m people infected with schistosomiasis in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 25m others at risk.
Togo Becomes First Country in Africa to Validate the Elimination of ...
4/18/2017 GSK, Merck Sharp & Dohme , and the MECTIZAN® Donation Program congratulate President Faure Gnassingbé, the government and the people of Togo for ...
German Merck aims to role out child formula for schistosomiasis drug
4/18/2017 Garijo was among senior pharmaceutical executives due to meet Bill Gates privately in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss stepping up the industry's contribution to fighting 18 neglected tropical diseases known as NTDs. The WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gates ...
The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance unveils giant worm on Lake Geneva
4/18/2017 On the eve of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) has unveiled a giant worm on Lake Geneva.
A mysterious leishmaniasis outbreak in Spain
4/18/2017 When the health authorities in Fuenlabrada, a southwest suburb of Madrid, noticed a spike in cases of the tropical disease leishmaniasis in 2010, their efforts to track down its origins became an epidemiological detective story.
Papua New Guinea struggles to eradicate yaws disease
4/18/2017 “Funds dried up, staff moved on to other jobs and surveillance programmes were discontinued, so no one knew how many cases there were,” says David Mabey, professor of communicable diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Poverty, open sewers and parasites: 'America's dirty shame'
4/18/2017 Alabama is one of the five Gulf coast states that shoulder the burden of neglected tropical diseases in the US. Some scientists say these are an under-appreciated problem in the world's largest economy.
Philanthropy: the search for the best way to give
4/18/2017 But ultimately, they decided the most effective way to generate funding was to build their own vehicle, The End Fund, with a small staff to co-ordinate and support programmes to treat neglected tropical diseases. “Ideas need champions, so you need to ...