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September

Challenges to Hygiene Hypothesis, Rapping for Zika prevention & 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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09
September

Flatworm Named for US President, Health and Economic Burden of Hookworm Evaluated and 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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02
September

New Schistosomiasis Vaccine and New Drug for Sleeping Sickness in the Works & 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
August

Mali designates more than $100 million to NTD and malaria treatment efforts & 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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22
August

MDA campaign for Trachoma begins in Vanuatu & 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 Suport Center.

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15
August

One Drug Could Treat Chagas, Leishmaniasis and Sleeping Sickness & 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 Suport Center.

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09
August

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Announces The Task Force for Global Health as 2016 Recipient of $2 Million Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Atlanta-based organization to receive largest humanitarian award in the world for its contributions to improving health of people living in extreme poverty

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02
June

Mobile Technology is Helping to End a Debilitating Infection that Affects the World’s Poor

By Dave Ross, ScD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health

This story originally appeared in the Saporta Report

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20
May

Double-dose antibiotic treatment and facial cleanliness show promise for trachoma control

A revelatory new study out of Monash University, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), has highlighted that an annual double-dose of antibiotic treatment shows promise for controlling the neglected tropical disease (NTD) trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of preventable blindness.  NTDs are the most common afflictions of the world's poorest people, affecting more than half a billion children around the world. While trachoma is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, Australia remains the only developed country to continue to have the disease as a public health problem.

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11
April

New Tools May Accelerate Lymphatic Filaraisis and Onchoceriasis Elimination

In a newly published blog, the non-profit PATH described some of the challenges facing programs aimed at eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis, which affect millions of people in Africa.

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