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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government Involvement In Various Global Health Issues

Kaiser Family Foundation: Updated Global Health Policy Fact Sheets The Kaiser Family Foundation last week released several updated global health fact sheets, including The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health; The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Diseases; The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health;…

PLOS Article Provides Update On NTDs In ASEAN Nations

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Overview and Update Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy, and colleagues provide an…

USAID Supports Programs To Prevent, Treat, Eliminate NTDs

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ending the ‘Neglect’ in Neglected Tropical Diseases Rabab Pettitt, a senior communications advisor at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Katherine Sanchez, a knowledge manager for USAID’s END in Africa Project, managed by FHI360, discuss USAID’s efforts to end neglected tropical diseases through the support of the delivery…

Ending Corruption In Angola Would Help More Children Survive

New York Times: An Unsettling Complicity Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries. One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. … The other kind of parasite afflicting Angolan children is the crooked official, often working with Western executives. It’s…

Opinion Pieces Mark World TB Day

Devex: New approaches needed to end TB Anna Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s Uganda office; Paula Fujiwara, the Union’s scientific director; and Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership “…Innovative projects like [Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (SPARK-TB)],…

Controlling, Eliminating NTDs Makes Way For Poverty Alleviation, WHO Report Shows

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: A New WHO Report Brings Fresh Data and Ideas on Ending NTDs Mirta Roses Periago, former director of the Pan American Health Organization, writes, “The WHO report [‘Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases,’] endorses the fact that…

Guinea Worm Close To Eradication As Incidence Declines

Slate: Tug of War “…From 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in 1986, incidence [of Guinea worm] dropped to just 126 cases in 2014, with more than half of those occurring in South Sudan. Vanquishing Guinea worm would be arguably the first great public health triumph of the 21st century.…

Boko Haram In West, Central Africa Poses Threat To NTD Gains

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Boko Haram and Africa’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, writes, “I am concerned that the expansion of Boko Haram into West and Central Africa…