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Blog Post, Website Describe Efforts To Improve Handwashing On Global Day

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: The Intersections of Poverty, Handwashing and Neglected Tropical Diseases “…This year’s Global Handwashing Day is a particularly important one for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Just two months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global strategy to better integrate water,…

Blog Post Examines India’s Efforts To Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, Other NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Celebrating NTD Success Stories: India’s Historic NTD Progress Emily Conron, a resource development associate at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “During the month of October, END7 student supporters are celebrating NTD Success Stories from Haiti, India, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines.…

Scientific Research Informs Programs, Policies To Eliminate Parasitic Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases In a guest post, Monic Parise, deputy director for program and science, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, both at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

USAID Commends Nobel Laureates For Medicine, Recognizes Continued Efforts Against NTDs, Malaria

USAID’s “Impact”: USAID salutes Nobel laureates whose discoveries help fight malaria, river blindness, elephantiasis Chris Thomas, communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health, recognizes this year’s Nobel laureates for medicine who discovered drugs used to treat and prevent river blindness, elephantiasis, and malaria, and discusses USAID’s efforts to address…