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February

Mali Site Completes Treatment Milestone in LEDoxy Study

December 2020 saw the completion of "A 24 Month Study, to Compare the Efficacy of Doxycycline vs. Placebo for Improving Filarial Lymphedema in Mali (LeDoxy-Mali)." The purpose of the study was to evaluate how well the antibiotic doxycycline, when added to intensive hygiene management, alleviated the symptoms of lymphedema caused by the parasitic infection lymphatic filariasis. Left untreated, lymphatic filariasis can lead to lymphedema in the legs – known as elephantiasis – a condition associated with pain, disability, disfigurement, and stigma.

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16
February

WHO Seeking Feedback to Guide Diagnostic Development for Schisto and STH & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.  

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08
February

Partners Commemorate World NTD and World Leprosy Days & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.  

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29
January

New Road Map for NTDs Launched & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.  

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21
January

WHO to Formally Launch New Road Map for Next Decade & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.  

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11
January

WHO Launches Course on NTDs in the Context of COVID-19, International Health Celebrates 20 Years of Achievements in LF & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center. 

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18
December

Partners Assess the Importance of Data Integration for Trachoma, Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative Launched & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center. 

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11
December

Training Program Success with Ghana Health Services Leads to Nationwide Access to Quality Care for People Affected by Lymphatic Filariasis

The South Carolina-based global health organization, American Leprosy Missions, in partnership with Ghana Health Services, has successfully designed, implemented and evaluated a new, cascaded training program for lymphatic filariasis in northern Ghana which has led to significant improvement in morbidity management practices among health workers and people affected.

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11
December

Act to End NTDs | East Issues Practical Guidance for LF Surveys in the Context of COVID-19 & Other NTD News& Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.

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04
December

Proposals Requested for LF and Oncho Diagnostics & Other NTD News

This news roundup is a collection of headlines and other items on neglected tropical diseases, and does not reflect the work or the views of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center.

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