Blog

The Word from ASTMH: Community Health Workers are the Eyes and Ears in Health Interventions

08 Feb 2017

This post describes discussions held at the annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), held November 13-17, 2016, in Atlanta, GA.

Where are the worms?

01 Feb 2017

The $18 billion worth of drug donations and operational money committed by drug companies and international agencies as part of the global effort to control or eliminate NTDs was a strong statement of intent from the 2012

Honoring VK by Following His Example

19 Dec 2016

As we look back on COR-NTD 2016, we express our gratitude to one of our own who could not attend: Dr. Vasanthapuram “VK” Kumaraswami, who tragically died in a car accident on March 4, 2016, along with his wife Lakshmi and his mother Kamala.

Motivating Community Drug Distributors in the fight against NTDs

16 Dec 2016

“There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip,” an old proverb says. For the large-scale mass drug administration campaigns delivering pills to prevent or treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), this is both literally and figuratively the case.

Triple drug therapy could be game changer for lymphatic filariasis

13 Dec 2016

Almost one billion people are at risk of contracting one of the major tropical diseases that permanently damage bodies and quality of life. But a new treatment regimen has researchers hopeful that one of these life-altering illnesses might be eliminated faster than originally anticipated.

Chagas prevention must focus on mothers, experts say

08 Dec 2016

Go to the mothers. That’s what health workers must do to control and eliminate Chagas disease from the 21 Latin American countries where it is a persistent, often silent, scourge.

“One Health” approach holds promise for STH disease in humans

07 Dec 2016

Decades of veterinary research may supply ammunition for the ongoing war against worms in global health.

Sensitive test brings good news, bad news for schistosomiasis researchers

01 Dec 2016

A new assay for detecting schistosomiasis is forcing international experts to reassess progress toward eliminating this disease, which afflicts people in some of the world’s most impoverished places.

COR-NTD 2016 Storified

23 Nov 2016

Social media engagement during the annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Pages