World Mosquito Day takes place annually on August 20, in honor of Sir Ronald Ross’s 1897 discovery that malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes.
There’s no harm in trying new strategies. When they work, great. When they don’t work, try something else.
In our lifetime, these diseases that have been plagues of humankind since antiquity can become but a memory.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
This entry was originally posted in Cross-Talk, a publication of COUNTDOWN.
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.