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International Business Times Explores Chagas Disease Prevalence, Treatment In U.S.

International Business Times: Chagas Disease: How A Silent Tropical Parasite Prospers In The U.S. “…Last week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also serving as current president of the G7 nations, pledged a renewed focus on fighting a handful of debilitating diseases that…

At Senate Hearing, Advocates, Senators Underscore Critical Role Of U.S. Government In Advancing Global Health, Including NTD Efforts

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Powerful Testimonies Urge Action on Neglected Tropical Diseases Selma Melkich, policy coordinator for the Global Network, discusses a recent Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on global health programs. “…The testimonies from this panel of experts underscore the critical…

Disease Eradication Efforts Must Continue In Earnest, Be Fully Supported Until Completion

Bloomberg Business: How the World Is Wiping Out Killer Diseases Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…These eradication efforts [for Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and other diseases] represent genuine and largely unheralded breakthroughs, not just for Africa but for the planet as a whole. At the…

Successful Marketing Of NTDs Garners Attention, Funding Commitments

International Business Times: How Three Scientists ‘Marketed’ Neglected Tropical Diseases And Raised More Than $1 Billion “…[T]hese [17] maladies were largely ignored until three researchers came up with the surprisingly simple idea to ‘market’ them to politicians and private foundations collectively as ‘neglected tropical diseases.’ … This simple strategy –…

Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

India Aims To Eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis By End 2015

The Lancet: India makes good progress in combating kala-azar “…Transmitted by the bite of a sandfly, visceral leishmaniasis, also know as kala-azar, is a neglected tropical disease that affects the poorest of the poor and if left untreated will ultimately be fatal. India has 50 percent of the world’s cases…