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Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak More Widespread Than In Past

STAT: ‘We didn’t expect this’: A historic yellow fever outbreak spreads in Brazil “…Although Brazil experiences what is known as a ‘sylvatic’ cycle of yellow fever — in which the virus is spread between mosquitoes and monkeys in the jungle — the current outbreak has fanned far beyond the Amazon…

News Outlets Discuss Recently Discovered Podoconiosis Outbreak In Uganda

CNN: Volcanic minerals behind mystery elephantiasis outbreak in Uganda “…[Elephantiasis] is typically caused by infection with parasitic worms, transmitted through certain mosquito species. But an investigation by [Uganda’s] Ministry of Health has revealed a new root cause: volcanic soil. This method of contracting the disease is known as podoconiosis, or…

New Global Leadership Must Redouble Efforts To Achieve NTD Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs? Peter J. Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…At the start of 2017 we will see new leadership at the U.N., WHO, and the U.S. and U.K. governments. Together with the…

Female Community Health Volunteers Critical To Nepal’s, USAID’s Response To NTDs

Huffington Post: What My Aunt, A Health Volunteer In Nepal, Taught Me About Women And Neglected Diseases Kalpana Bhandari, monitoring and evaluation adviser at ENVISION “…[Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) form Nepal’s] health system’s backbone, providing basic maternal and child health, family planning, and community-based health services. … Although many…

Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Rare Disease Research

Financial Times: Combating Rare Diseases “The small number of individuals with an orphan disease often makes research, identification, and recruitment for clinical trials difficult. But today there is surging interest in a sector focused on a growing number of rare diseases that had been neglected…” (2/27).

Europe’s Leadership In Global Health Critical To Ending Diseases Of Poverty By 2030

POLITICO: Why Europe should lead on fight against disease Renate Baehr, executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) “The fight against diseases of poverty — HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases — may seem an unlikely battleground in our new era of foreign policy. But this is…

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