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Number Of Chagas Cases Grows In U.S.

FOX News Latino: 300,000 people in U.S. have Chagas disease as country unsure how to deal with growing threat “…Chagas — along with its cousins dengue fever and the chikungunya virus — is a disease found mainly in Latin America, but is starting to gain a foothold in the U.S.…

New Policy Brief Looks At Actions For Ending NTDs, Malnutrition

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases & Malnutrition Amber Cashwell of the Global Network discusses a new policy brief that “examines the relationship between NTDs and malnutrition, and the actions needed to address both of these…

News Outlets Examine Public, Private Funding For Ebola, Other Disease Vaccine Research

News outlets discuss funding for research on vaccines for Ebola and other neglected diseases. Bloomberg TV: Neglected Diseases: Who Should Pay for Vaccine Research? “Christopher Egerton-Warburton, fund manager at Global Health Investment Fund, and Martin McKee of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases discuss the lack of preparation and research…

New Campaign Brings Attention To Need For Greater Investment In Global Health R&D

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: #LetsSaveLives: If you do one thing today, support global health research and development Renate Baehr, executive director of DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), discusses the launch of a new campaign called #LetsSaveLives, which aims to bring attention to the need for greater investment in…

Jamaica Declares ‘National Emergency’ Over Chikungunya Outbreak

Telesur: Jamaica Declares State of Emergency over Chikungunya Virus “Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced that the island nation is in a ‘national emergency’ this week over the outbreak of chikungunya…” (10/19).

Blog Post Discusses Ecuador’s Elimination Of Onchocerciasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Ecuador Eliminates Onchocerciasis Julie Jacobson, senior program officer for infectious diseases in the foundation’s global health program, discusses the elimination of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, in Ecuador, as well as efforts to address other neglected tropical diseases (10/14).

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Neglected Diseases

Financial Times: Special Report: Combating Neglected Diseases “While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, the death toll — 3,500 and rising — is dwarfed by the number struck down each year by a range of less notorious infections…” The newspaper features several articles discussing several…

PLOS NTD Article Discusses Goals, Actions Needed To Control, Eliminate Chagas Disease

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Chagas Disease and the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Rick Tarleton of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia and the Chagas Disease Foundation, and colleagues provide background on Chagas disease and discuss the Chagas-related milestones identified by the…

Ecuador Eliminates River Blindness

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Ecuador Becomes Second Country in the World to Eliminate River Blindness Angad Dhindsa of the Global Network highlights Ecuador’s elimination of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness (10/8).