Together for Zero: Coordinated Research Required to Achieve Zero Disease, Disability, and Discrimination from Leprosy
When one thinks of leprosy, it is of the days of old—a debilitating disease described in literature. With over 200,000 new cases detected every year (including over 150 in the US last year), leprosy instills fear in communities to this day.
Finger prints, tablets and WASH - Can research innovations protect two million people in Ethiopia from parasitic worms?
Measuring the Immunological Response to Trachoma-Causing Bacterial Antigens in Endemic Zones in Ethiopia: A Case Study
Trachoma is one of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for which the World Health Organization (WHO) has set a goal for elimination by 2020. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness and is caused from the repeated ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct).
iChord – Improving Community Health Outcomes through Research and Dialogue: A New Approach to Community Engagement in Global Health
There are many factors to keep in mind while planning for mass drug administration (MDA) of preventative chemotherapy for neglected tropical diseases (PC-NTDs). Acquiring the drugs is only the first step – or the “first mile” in supply chain lingo.
Today, governments, technology companies, researchers and charities convened in London for the first ever Global Disability Summit.
Making a Case for Onchocerciasis Elimination Mapping: An Interview with Philip Downs and Charles Mackenzie
Monitoring and Supervising the Annual Mass Drug Administration for Neglected Tropical Diseases in Ethiopia using a Rapid Coverage Survey Tool: A Case Study
Annual Mass Drug Administration (MDA) is one of the strategies used to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH).
Assessing the Long-Term Outcome of the Two Most Commonly Used Surgical Procedures to Treat Trachomatous Trichiasis in Ethiopia: A Case Study
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable and irreversible blindness worldwide, and is caused by repeated ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct).
This blog first appeared in Medium on April 26, 2018
April 14th marked World Chagas Day, an awareness day for a neglected tropical disease that is endemic across most of Latin America. As awareness raising days go it's not one which registers highly in the UK.