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.
Decades of veterinary research may supply ammunition for the ongoing war against worms in global health.
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.
Remarks by Jimmy Carter, originally published by The Carter Center. Photos by Michael Schwarz.