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Investment In NTDs Would Generate Large Returns, Report Says

New York Times: Fight Against Tropical Diseases Is Framed as Efficient “In the battle for the billions of dollars spent fighting global diseases, doctors who tackle neglected tropical diseases have labeled their struggle a ‘best buy.’ In a report issued in June, a consortium called United to Combat NTDs argued…

Re-Analysis Of Global Deworming Study Shows Strategy Has Little Benefit

The Guardian: New research debunks merits of global deworming programs “Deworming children, once ranked by Nobel laureates as the fourth most effective intervention to solve the health problems of the whole world, offers very little benefit despite the millions of dollars spent on it, according to a re-analysis of evidence.…

MSF, Mexican Health Authorities To Release Chagas Treatment Guidelines

EFE/Fox News Latino: Docs Without Borders offers guide for treating Chagas disease in Mexico “Doctors Without Borders [MSF] is about to launch jointly with Mexican authorities a guide for the comprehensive care of Chagas disease victims. According to the Pan-American Health Organization, or PAHO, in Mexico some 800,000 people are…

NTD Mass Treatment Resumes In Sierra Leone Following Interruption Because Of Ebola

END in Africa: Down But Not Out: Sierra Leone’s NTD Program Restarts Activities as the Ebola Threat Subsides “…After a year-long interruption in mass treatment [because of the Ebola epidemic], Sierra Leone’s national NTD Program and Helen Keller International (HKI), END in Africa’s sub-grantee in Sierra Leone, carefully planned and…

Group Releases 3rd Progress Report On London Declaration On NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: 3rd Progress Report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Released Kathryn McGrath, communications manager at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, notes, “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases released its third progress report on the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases…

NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa 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 “While global attention in West Africa is focused…

Creative Communication, Messaging Critical Aspects Of India’s Lymphatic Filariasis Campaign

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India’s Next Public Health Victory Richard Hatzfeld, communications director at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses India’s campaign to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis and the importance of developing creative communication materials that will help the country reach elimination targets for the disease within the…