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Blog Post Addresses Lymphatic Filariasis In Guyana, NTD Efforts in LAC Region

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Inter-American Development Bank’s Documentary Highlights “Big Foot” in Guyana Segun Adesina of the Global Network discusses lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Guyana, a partnership in Latin America and the Caribbean to address LF in Guyana as well as other NTDs in the…

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. VICE News: Ebola Doesn’t Threaten America — Other Tropical Diseases Do Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…[W]hile there won’t be Ebola epidemic…

South Asians With NTD Lymphatic Filariasis Suffer Economically, Socially

The Guardian: South Asians with ‘neglected diseases’ pay high economic and social price “…About 1.3 billion people are at risk from this ‘neglected disease of the poor’ [lymphatic filariasis (LF)] and 120 million people are affected, living with varying degrees of disability caused by chronic swelling of the extremities or…

PLOS Blog Post Discusses NTDs As Global Health Threats

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Global Health Security and the NTDs “Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on President Obama’s call for global action to prepare for future disease outbreaks and to treat biological threats as issues of national and global security…” (9/29).

New Report Examines Lessons For NTD Control From Latin American, Caribbean Projects

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: New Report: The Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative in Latin America on the Effectiveness of Integrated NTD Programs Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses “a recently published report, titled ‘It Can be Done: An…

NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…

Chikungunya Infects Nearly 30,000 In El Salvador, 1,600 In Colombia

News outlets report on the number of chikungunya cases reported in El Salvador and Colombia. Reuters: El Salvador says nearly 30,000 infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya “El Salvador has detected nearly 30,000 cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, and has undertaken measures to prevent the disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding, the…

NTDs Pose ‘Threat To All Nations’

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Neglected tropical diseases: no longer someone else’s problem Editorial Board “Neglected tropical diseases were once thought to be restricted to developing countries, largely because climate and inadequate health infrastructures allow the organisms and their vectors to thrive. However, at the beginning of September, Japan reported its…