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New Global Leadership Must Redouble Efforts To Achieve NTD Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs? Peter J. Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…At the start of 2017 we will see new leadership at the U.N., WHO, and the U.S. and U.K. governments. Together with the…

Female Community Health Volunteers Critical To Nepal’s, USAID’s Response To NTDs

Huffington Post: What My Aunt, A Health Volunteer In Nepal, Taught Me About Women And Neglected Diseases Kalpana Bhandari, monitoring and evaluation adviser at ENVISION “…[Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) form Nepal’s] health system’s backbone, providing basic maternal and child health, family planning, and community-based health services. … Although many…

Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Rare Disease Research

Financial Times: Combating Rare Diseases “The small number of individuals with an orphan disease often makes research, identification, and recruitment for clinical trials difficult. But today there is surging interest in a sector focused on a growing number of rare diseases that had been neglected…” (2/27).

Europe’s Leadership In Global Health Critical To Ending Diseases Of Poverty By 2030

POLITICO: Why Europe should lead on fight against disease Renate Baehr, executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) “The fight against diseases of poverty — HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases — may seem an unlikely battleground in our new era of foreign policy. But this is…

Investments In Efforts To Address NTDs ‘Well Worth Making’

STAT: Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Although we are closer than ever to a world without [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], our work is not yet done. … [S]ignificant gaps remain in funding for both the…

U.S. President Trump’s Immigration Ban Could Inhibit International Research, Prevention Work On Neglected Diseases, Experts Say

Nature: Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease “Diseases don’t respect borders, laws or walls. And efforts to combat them rely on networks of scientists to detect outbreaks early, understand how the diseases operate, and then intervene. Researchers say that President Donald Trump’s travel ban challenges that process, putting…

Mali Eliminates Guinea Worm Disease, According To Government Figures, Carter Center

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease “Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures. Guinea…

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