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Commonwealth Of Nations, DFID, Partners Have ‘Unique Opportunity To Elevate Profile Of NTD Elimination Efforts’

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Ashish Damania, scientific programmer at Baylor College of Medicine; Aparna Barua, manager of resource development & policy at Sabin Foundation Europe; and Jeffrey Stanaway,…

Devex Summarizes Key Takeaways From Recent NTD Meeting In Geneva

Devex: The Geneva Commitment on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Key takeaways “Last week, scientists, investors, executives of pharmaceutical companies, and public health workers came together in Geneva, Switzerland, for a multi-day summit on tackling neglected tropical diseases, which culminated in the signing of the Geneva Commitment for the next stage of…

WHO’s Alliance For Health Policy And Systems Research Releases First-Ever World Report

WHO: First World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research “The first-ever ‘World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research’ was launched today at a special meeting, organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the inception of the [Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research]. The meeting was co-hosted by…

Experts Comment On Successes, Challenges Of Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases

Thomson Reuters Foundation: EXPERT VIEWS — Progress in fighting tropical diseases but funding and conflicts pose challenges “Progress has been made in tackling diseases that blind, disable, and disfigure millions of poor in tropical countries each year, but drug companies need to step up donations of medicines, the World Health…

Ahead Of World Malaria Day, CDC Recognizes U.S., Global Commitments To Eliminate Malaria

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017 “World Malaria Day is commemorated each year on April 25, the date in 2000 when leaders of 44 African nations met in Abuja, Nigeria, and committed their countries to reducing the number of malaria-related deaths. ……

Focus On Wider Development Goals Needed To Help Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Says; Donors Make Financial Commitments At NTD Summit

Deutsche Welle: WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases “In the past 10 years, ‘unprecedented progress’ has been made in tackling tropical diseases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. To continue targeting invisible killers like schistosomiasis, however, drug companies, aid organizations, and politicians must confront the…

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