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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).

Blog Post Addresses Lymphatic Filariasis In Guyana, NTD Efforts in LAC Region

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Inter-American Development Bank’s Documentary Highlights “Big Foot” in Guyana Segun Adesina of the Global Network discusses lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Guyana, a partnership in Latin America and the Caribbean to address LF in Guyana as well as other NTDs in the…

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. VICE News: Ebola Doesn’t Threaten America — Other Tropical Diseases Do Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…[W]hile there won’t be Ebola epidemic…

South Asians With NTD Lymphatic Filariasis Suffer Economically, Socially

The Guardian: South Asians with ‘neglected diseases’ pay high economic and social price “…About 1.3 billion people are at risk from this ‘neglected disease of the poor’ [lymphatic filariasis (LF)] and 120 million people are affected, living with varying degrees of disability caused by chronic swelling of the extremities or…

PLOS Blog Post Discusses NTDs As Global Health Threats

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Global Health Security and the NTDs “Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on President Obama’s call for global action to prepare for future disease outbreaks and to treat biological threats as issues of national and global security…” (9/29).

New Report Examines Lessons For NTD Control From Latin American, Caribbean Projects

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: New Report: The Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative in Latin America on the Effectiveness of Integrated NTD Programs Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses “a recently published report, titled ‘It Can be Done: An…