Q&A with Patrick Lammie, Chief Scientist for the NTD Support Center

31 Jul 2017

There’s no harm in trying new strategies. When they work, great. When they don’t work, try something else. 

Collaboration Drives Efforts To End Neglected Tropical Diseases

24 Apr 2017

In our lifetime, these diseases that have been plagues of humankind since antiquity can become but a memory.

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.

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.

Neglected tropical diseases: Getting “lost in the WASH” no longer!

12 Dec 2016

This entry was originally posted in Cross-Talk, a publication of COUNTDOWN.

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.