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Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

India Aims To Eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis By End 2015

The Lancet: India makes good progress in combating kala-azar “…Transmitted by the bite of a sandfly, visceral leishmaniasis, also know as kala-azar, is a neglected tropical disease that affects the poorest of the poor and if left untreated will ultimately be fatal. India has 50 percent of the world’s cases…

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…