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2 New Rapid Diagnostic Tests Aim To Advance Efforts To Eliminate NTDs

PATH blog: Fighting disease, fear, and fatigue Tracy Romoser, communications officer and blog editor at PATH, discusses two new rapid diagnostics tests — the biplex test and LF monoplex test — for river blindness and lymphatic filariasis (LF), writing “These tests are a continuation of PATH’s work to advance new…

On World Health Day, Global Community Must Commit To Preventing Deaths, Complications From Diabetes

Huffington Post: World Health Day 2016: Let’s Beat Diabetes Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO “…Preventing deaths and complications from diabetes requires access to affordable health care services with equipment sufficient to diagnose and monitor diabetes; patient education to promote healthy diet, physical activity and self-care; essential medicines for…

World Health Day Focuses On Diabetes Prevention, Management; Lancet Report Shows Number Of Adults With Disease Nearly Quadrupled Over Past 35 Years

News outlets discuss World Health Day, recognized annually by WHO on April 7, and this year’s focus on diabetes management and prevention worldwide, as well as a report on diabetes trends published in The Lancet. Agence France-Presse: Diabetes cases have quadrupled since 1980: WHO “The number of adults estimated to…

Global Community Must Commit To ‘Comprehensive Effort’ To End TB

Project Syndicate: Winning the War Against TB Melvin Sanicas, program officer and global health fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Given the enormous economic burden and widespread human suffering caused by TB, a comprehensive effort to tackle the disease is urgently needed. … The first step is to…

PATH’s Global Health Security Partnership Aims To Prevent, Detect, Respond To Disease Threats

PATH Blog: Prevent, detect, respond: avoiding the next pandemic Tracy Romoser, communications officer and blog editor at PATH, discusses PATH’s new Global Health Security (GHS) Partnership, which aims to strengthen health “systems to identify disease threats early and prevent outbreaks from reaching a critical state” using three principles: prevent, detect,…

GHIT Fund Announces Investments In Malaria, TB Diagnostics, NTD Treatment

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments, Including Innovative Malaria Vaccine Targeting Two Deadliest Strains of the Disease The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund announced investments in two innovative malaria eradication tools, a new rapid diagnostic test that can identify active tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients, and efforts to develop…

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