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‘End NTD Act’ Introduced In U.S. House

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Breaking Now on Capitol Hill: Introducing the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act Dano Gunderson, a policy assistant for the Global Network, discusses the introduction in the House of the “End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act” by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.). He notes…

NTD Donor Group Hosts Inaugural Event

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: New NTD Donor Group Launches in London, U.K. Aparna Barua of the Sabin Foundation discusses the inaugural event of the Sabin City Group, a partnership between corporate institutions in the U.K. and the charity Sabin Foundation Europe (SFE), the U.K. partner…

BRICS Can Advance Efforts To Eliminate NTDs, Paper Says

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: BRICS in the Response to Neglected Tropical Diseases Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses a paper (.pdf) published in the WHO Bulletin titled, “BRICS in the response to neglected tropical diseases.” The paper…

Puerto Rico Reports First-Ever Chikungunya Case

Associated Press: Puerto Rico confirms its 1st chikungunya case “Health officials in Puerto Rico have confirmed the first chikungunya case in the U.S. territory…” (5/29).

Global Community Must Consider NTDs In MCH Initiatives

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Why NTDs Matter to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Noting the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, NTD Special Envoy Mirta Roses Periago writes, “The Global Network is calling on the Canadian government, NGOs, research organizations and the private sector to…

World Cup In Brazil Provides Opportunity To Shed Light On Chagas Disease

Huffington Post: Chagas Disease: A 2014 World Cup Yellow Card Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, and Bernard Pécoul, executive director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) “…Today, three-quarters of the world’s Chagas disease patients live in the nine Latin American countries that…

Mosquito-Borne Disease Continues To Spread In Caribbean

Associated Press: Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean “…Hospitals and clinics throughout the Caribbean are seeing thousands of people with the same symptoms, victims of a virus with a long and unfamiliar name that has been spread rapidly by mosquitoes across the islands after the first locally…

Blog Discusses Theoretical Association Between Schistosomiasis, HIV Infections

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Schistosomiasis: how a theory brings HIV, a parasite, the price of pills and the demand for evidence together Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes about “[t]he idea that schistosomiasis,…

FDA Vouchers Encourage Drug Companies To Focus On NTDs

NPR: FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases “…[T]he approval of the leishmaniasis drug, Impavido, came with a coupon that the company [that produces the drug] can redeem to have any drug it likes moved toward the front of FDA’s line for review. It’s only the fourth…