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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…

USAID’s Head Of NTDs Talks About Agency’s 5-Year Strategy In Devex Interview

Devex: USAID’s plan to eliminate NTDs: What you need to know “…Earlier this year, the U.S. Agency for International Development marked 10 years of work on NTDs and launched a new five-year strategy to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness, and lymphatic filariasis, a painful and disfiguring…

‘Unwavering Leadership’ From U.S., U.K. Critical To Eliminating NTDs

CNN: We must finish fight against diseases we’ve overlooked for too long Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…To achieve [the goal of eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], the world needs to focus on where it can…

Morocco Eliminates Trachoma As Public Health Problem, WHO Announces

World Health Organization: Morocco eliminates trachoma — the leading infectious cause of blindness On Tuesday, “the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Morocco. … To date, eight countries have reported achieving elimination targets and most countries endemic for trachoma are now…

Researchers Continue To Search For Cause Of, Treatments For Noma In Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Facing noma “…The flesh-eating disease leaves survivors with gaping holes in their cheeks, sometimes on both sides of what remains of their face. Jaws are immobilized and the ravaged mouth drips saliva. … The epicenter of the disease is the strip of countries south of the…

Partnerships, U.S. Funding Helping Efforts To Eliminate 2 Neglected Diseases By 2020

VOA News: Two Tropical Diseases on Track for Eradication in 4 Years “By the year 2020, two neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, and trachoma, a blinding illness, may be eliminated in the world’s poorest countries, thanks to a partnership of governments, charitable foundations, and pharmaceutical companies.…

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