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Worms Contribute To Malnutrition, PLOS Article Shows

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: The Role of Worms in Malnutrition Deborah Elson, communications officer for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses an article published in PLOS NTDs that shows how worms are linked to neglected tropical disease burden and malnutrition (8/18).

Ebola, Other Tropical Diseases Lack Drugs, Vaccines

San Francisco Chronicle: Ebola isn’t only tropical disease with no drug “As the death toll from the Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies are rushing to create the first-ever drug for the illness. But it is not the only tropical, infectious disease that lacks a drug…” (Lee,…

American Global Health Efforts ‘Worth Celebrating’

Roll Call: Something to Celebrate: America’s Lifesaving Work Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS “Dire headlines from around the globe and polls showing a record-breaking plunge in the public’s confidence in our Supreme Court, Congress and the office of the president may make the average American want to throw up their…

PLOS NTDs Examines Challenges Around Acute Chagas Disease

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Acute Chagas Disease: New Global Challenges for an Old Neglected Disease Daniela Andrade and Walderez Dutra of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil, and Kenneth Gollob of the National Institute for Science and Technology in Tropical Diseases, discuss the global…

Chagas Disease Gains Traction Among Immigrants In U.S.

The Atlantic: Northern Virginia: ‘Ground Zero’ for Kissing Bug Disease “…The number of people with Chagas disease just outside the nation’s capital is small — about two dozen cases, according to interviews with local physicians — but doctors and experts say they wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers were higher.…

PLOS Blog Post Discusses MDG 6 Progress

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, examines findings from two “studies that aim to measure the global public health progress on MDG 6,” which aims to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases (7/24).

Experts Urge Inclusion Of NTDs In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Post-2015 Development Agenda “In a recently released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (U.N.) Member States to ensure that…

Haiti Overcomes Challenges Toward Goal Of Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Haiti National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis — A Model of Success in the Face of Adversity Roland Oscar of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Haiti and colleagues discuss the many challenges faced in achieving success toward eliminating lymphatic filariasis in…

U.S. Reports First Locally Acquired Cases Of Chikungunya; Puerto Rico Declares Epidemic

News outlets report on the first locally acquired case of chikungunya virus reported in the U.S., as Puerto Rico declares the disease epidemic. Associated Press: Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic “Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya, which was introduced…

Global Network For NTDs Releases New Report

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Network Releases a New Report on NTD Control and Elimination Dano Gunderson, a policy assistant for the Global Network, notes “the Global Network [on Tuesday] released a new report entitled ‘Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases: Opportunities to Support the Control and…