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E.C. Can Improve R&D Investments For Poverty-Related, Neglected Diseases In 5 Ways

Devex: How the European Commission can boost its global health R&D investments Sabine Campe, associate director at SEEK Development, and Nick Chapman, director of research at Policy Cures “…[The European Commission] funds R&D for poverty-related and neglected diseases in much the same way as it funds R&D for other diseases.…

Yellow Fever Outbreak Kills 158 People In Angola

Reuters: Angola’s yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO “A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate, a World Health Organization official said on Friday…” (Coroado/Strydom, 3/18).

India’s Bihar Looks To Eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Kala Azar elimination — within our reach William Starbuck, senior program officer for Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala azar) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) India, and Usha Kiran Tarigopula, deputy director for Bihar Programs at BMGF India, discuss progress and challenges toward…

At Least 250 People Dead In Angolan Yellow Fever Epidemic

Agence France-Presse: Yellow fever death toll rises to at least 250 in Angola “A yellow fever epidemic in Angola has killed at least 250 people since the end of December and continues to spread, stretching limited resources, doctors and officials said Tuesday. The head of the Luanda pediatrics hospital, Mateus…

Washington Post Examines Plague In Madagascar

Washington Post: The plague, alive and well in Madagascar “…Although it is often thought of as a medieval disease, the plague — which caused what was known as the Black Death in the Middle Ages — strikes hundreds of people every year, with its highest concentrations currently in Africa. ……

Global Leaders Must Address Increasingly More Common Vector-Borne Diseases

VICE News: Zika Virus, ‘Ghostbusters,’ and the Strange New Normal of Tropical Disease Pandemics Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, president and director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Baker Institute fellow in disease…

Case Report Shows Possible Link Between Zika, More Severe Birth Defects

News outlets discuss the findings of a report published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on severe birth defects and a possible link to Zika virus. CIDRAP News: Case hints at other severe birth defects tied to Zika “The suspected link between Zika virus and congenital complications in newborns grew stronger [Thursday]…

Global Trachoma Mapping Project Atlas Will Help Achieve Disease Elimination

The Economist: Now is the time to say “goodbye” “…The [Global Trachoma Mapping Project] atlas’s publication brings encouraging news. Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda had much lower levels of trachoma than expected. Laos and Cambodia, unsurveyed since the 1960s, turned out to be virtually free of it. And, for those…

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