A chronic granulomatous infection caused by MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid.
Diseases that are underfunded and have low name recognition but are major burdens in less developed countries. The World Health Organization has designated six tropical infectious diseases as being neglected in industrialized countries that are endemic in many developing countries (HELMINTHIASIS; LEPROSY; LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS; ONCHOCERCIASIS; SCHISTOSOMIASIS; and TRACHOMA).
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
The branch of medicine concerned with diseases, mainly of parasitic origin, common in tropical and subtropical regions.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Infections or infestations with parasitic organisms. They are often contracted through contact with an intermediate vector, but may occur as the result of direct exposure.
Hypertrophy and thickening of tissues from causes other than filarial infection, the latter being described as ELEPHANTIASIS, FILARIAL.

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Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. It primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. The disease mainly spreads through droplets from the nose and mouth of infected people.

Leprosy is characterized by granulomatous inflammation, which leads to the formation of distinctive skin lesions and nerve damage. If left untreated, it can cause progressive and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes. However, with early diagnosis and multidrug therapy (MDT), the disease can be cured, and disability can be prevented or limited.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies leprosy into two types based on the number of skin lesions and bacteriological index: paucibacillary (one to five lesions) and multibacillary (more than five lesions). This classification helps determine the appropriate treatment regimen.

Although leprosy is curable, it remains a public health concern in many developing countries due to its stigmatizing nature and potential for social exclusion of affected individuals.

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of infectious diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty, in tropical and subtropical areas. These diseases are called "neglected" because they have been largely ignored by medical research and drug development, as well as by global health agencies and pharmaceutical companies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified 20 diseases as NTDs, including:

1. Buruli ulcer
2. Chagas disease
3. Dengue and chikungunya
4. Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease)
5. Echinococcosis
6. Endemic treponematoses
7. Foodborne trematodiases
8. Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
9. Leishmaniasis
10. Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
11. Lymphatic filariasis
12. Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
13. Rabies
14. Schistosomiasis
15. Soil-transmitted helminthiases
16. Snakebite envenoming
17. Taeniasis/Cysticercosis
18. Trachoma
19. Mycetoma, chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses
20. Yaws (Endemic treponematoses)

These diseases can lead to severe disfigurement, disability, and even death if left untreated. They affect more than 1 billion people worldwide, mainly in low-income countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. NTDs also have significant social and economic impacts, contributing to poverty, stigma, discrimination, and exclusion.

Efforts are underway to raise awareness and increase funding for research, prevention, and treatment of NTDs. The WHO has set targets for controlling or eliminating several NTDs by 2030, including dracunculiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, and human African trypanosomiasis.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "newspapers" and "medical" are not related. A newspaper is a periodically published printed or online publication that reports news and provides information on politics, local events, sports, arts, and entertainment, as well as advertising. If you have any medical questions or concerns, I would be happy to try to help answer them.

Tropical medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with health problems that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. These regions are typically characterized by hot and humid climates, and often have distinct ecological systems that can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.

The field of tropical medicine encompasses a wide range of health issues, including:

1. Infectious diseases: Many tropical diseases are caused by infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Some of the most common infectious diseases in the tropics include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, Zika virus, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and Chagas disease.
2. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): A group of chronic infectious diseases that primarily affect poor and marginalized populations in the tropics. NTDs include diseases such as human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leprosy, Buruli ulcer, and dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease).
3. Zoonotic diseases: Diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans, often through insect vectors or contaminated food and water. Examples of zoonotic diseases in the tropics include rabies, leptospirosis, and Rift Valley fever.
4. Environmental health issues: The tropical environment can pose unique health challenges, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, heat stress, and poor air quality. Tropical medicine also addresses these environmental health issues.
5. Travel medicine: As global travel increases, there is a growing need for medical professionals who are knowledgeable about the health risks associated with traveling to tropical destinations. Tropical medicine physicians often provide pre-travel consultations and post-travel evaluations for international travelers.

Overall, tropical medicine is an essential field that addresses the unique health challenges faced by populations living in or traveling to tropical and subtropical regions.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "poverty" is not a medical condition or term. It is a social condition defined by the World Bank as "pronounced deprivation in well-being," and measured through indicators such as income, consumption, and access to basic services. Poverty can have significant impacts on health outcomes and healthcare access, but it is not considered a medical diagnosis. If you have any questions related to health or medicine, I'd be happy to try my best to help answer them!

Parasitic diseases are infections or illnesses caused by parasites, which are organisms that live and feed on host organisms, often causing harm. Parasites can be protozoans (single-celled organisms), helminths (worms), or ectoparasites (ticks, mites, fleas). These diseases can affect various body systems and cause a range of symptoms, depending on the type of parasite and the location of infection. They are typically spread through contaminated food or water, insect vectors, or direct contact with an infected host or contaminated environment. Examples of parasitic diseases include malaria, giardiasis, toxoplasmosis, ascariasis, and leishmaniasis.

Elephantiasis is a rare, tropical disease that is characterized by the extreme enlargement and hardening of body parts, usually the legs or genitals, due to the obstruction of lymphatic vessels. This results in the accumulation of fluid in the affected areas, leading to severe swelling and disfigurement.

The two most common forms of elephantiasis are filarial elephantiasis, which is caused by infection with parasitic worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia timori, and non-filarial elephantiasis, which can be caused by various factors such as bacterial infections, injuries, or genetic conditions.

Filarial elephantiasis is typically transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes and is preventable through the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and mass drug administration programs. Non-filarial elephantiasis can be prevented by practicing good hygiene, seeking prompt medical treatment for infections or injuries, and receiving appropriate medical care for underlying conditions.

While there is no cure for elephantiasis, various treatments can help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. These may include surgery to remove affected tissue, physical therapy to manage swelling and prevent further damage to the lymphatic system, and medications to treat any underlying infections or complications.

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Inside the World Health Organizations first ever report on so-called "Neglected Tropical Diseases." The good news, the bad ... one of the most pernicious of the neglected tropical diseases. ... How Guinea Worm Disease Came to the Cusp of Global Eradication ... Guinea Worm is a waterborne disease that affects only the poorest of the poor people on the planet. But after millennia of ... inflicting pain and suffering in Asia and Africa, the disease is tantalizingly close to being wiped off the face of... ...
UK researchers have begun the first clinical trial of a novel drug candidate against the neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic ... Clinical Trial Begins for New Drug to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases. Pavankumar Kamat, BS Pharm, MSc , Disclosures ... UK researchers have begun the first clinical trial of a novel drug candidate against the neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic ... Clinical Trial Begins for New Drug to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases - Medscape - 1 December 2022. ...
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Neglected tropical diseases like Chagas and dengue fever impact more than 200 million people across the globe. Find out how ... What Are Neglected Tropical Diseases? Neglected tropical diseases like Chagas and dengue fever impact more than 200 million ... "neglected tropical diseases" (or NTDs for short).. What Are Neglected Tropical Diseases?. NTDs comprise a range of illnesses ... How Can We Treat Neglected Tropical Diseases? Tackling NTDs comes from a range of angles. Fundamentally, many of these diseases ...
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Taking Aim at Neglected Diseases. In Singapore, we have found the best of both worlds.. Paul Herrling(paul.herrling@novartis. ... For example, I am now a member of the scientific advisory board of one of MSFs initiatives, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases ... Novartis and its stakeholders believe, however, that these diseases should not be neglected any longer, even if the ... is now focusing on discovering novel ways to prevent and treat tuberculosis and dengue fever-two neglected diseases prevalent ...
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Feature Drugs for Neglected Diseases US incentive scheme for neglected diseases: a good idea gone wrong?. BMJ 2014; 349 doi: ... www.msfaccess.org/our-work/neglected-diseases. (2) Pedrique, et al. The drug and vaccine landscape for neglected diseases ( ... The PRVs effectiveness as an incentive for neglected diseases is limited by its failure to ensure it rewards genuine ... As a medical humanitarian organisation that has been working to diagnose and treat people suffering from neglected diseases for ...
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Neglected tropical diseases. What are neglected tropical diseases?. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), neglected ... URL: http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/. [2] World Health Organization. "Other Neglected Tropical Diseases." ... diseases/diseases/others/en/. [3] World Health Organization. "A Human Rights-Based Approach to Neglected Tropical Diseases." ... Why are neglected tropical diseases a human rights issue?. Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Professor Paul ...
... the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, ... Rheumatic heart disease is a disease of poverty, neglected by the health ministries in affected countries and by the ... Utter neglect of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study. Date:. November 25, 2014. Source:. European ... European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "Utter neglect of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study." ...
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However, for many diseases, such data is very delayed, due to the administrative work required to record each case in a disease ... This is a problem for data on chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease which is a growing threat in Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, ... People suffering from chikungunya might search on Google for information about the disease. Here, we investigate whether ... Author summary To respond quickly to disease outbreaks, policymakers need rapid data on the number of new infections. ...
Leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease that is caused by protozoan parasites from the genus Leishmania, is not well ... Leishmaniasis: A Neglected Tropical Disease Last Updated on Thu, 9 March 2023 , References ... Leishmaniasis, a neglected and serious tropical disease, affects many millions around the globe. The infection is brought on by ... Leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease that is caused by protozoan parasites from the genus Leishmania, is not well ...
DNDi and Rotary collaborate to prevent and treat diseases affecting neglected communities in Eastern Africa. ... Follow us on social media to stay updated and help us share the stories of neglected patients. ... International non-profit developing safe, effective, and affordable treatments for the most neglected patients. ...
Publications related to Tropical diseases and research programme of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean ... First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases: working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases [pdf 3kb] ... Welcome to the consultant roster for tropical diseases. The consultant roster provides WHO Regional Office for the Eastern ... Mediterranean with an updated list of technical experts in fields related to WHOs mandate on tropical diseases. ...
DNDi welcomes the implementation report of the resolution to strengthen clinical trials and commends the Secretariat for organizing the stakeholder consultations. We urge member states to take action on the gaps referenced including: Improve coordination between new and existing clinical trial networks Ensuring investments in clinical trial ecosystems include flexibility to respond to emergencies and existing health priorities Support coordination for regulatory authorities and ethics committees to expedite and streamline clinical trial approval and review processes. Support the development of best practices for countries on how to ensure access and benefit-sharing principles are implemented Ensure that the links are made to resolution WHA 72.8 on transparency to ensure public availability of clinical trial cost data In relation to the global architecture for health emergency preparedness and response: The IHR and INB processes provide an opportunity to agree approaches in advance rather than ...
David Molyneux, CMG on Introduction to neglected tropical diseases, part of a collection of multimedia lectures. ... Embedding neglected tropical disease programs in national h… Embedding neglected tropical disease programs in national health ... Neglected tropical diseases and environment, climate change… Neglected tropical diseases and environment, climate change and ... Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and vector control Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and vector control ...
Neglected zoonotic diseases are a subset of the neglected tropical diseases. Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally ... www.who.int/neglected_diseases/zoonoses/en/ "Control of neglected zoonotic diseases at the human animal interface require ... The term "neglected" highlights that diseases affect mainly poor and marginalized populations in low-resource settings. ... Addressing this group of diseases requires collaborative, cross-sectoral efforts of human and animal health systems and a ...
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Research-based pharmaceutical industrys 360-degree efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). By IFPMA ... Policy on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. ...
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  • You may not be familiar, however, with schistosomiasis, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis or trachoma, which fall under the umbrella of " neglected tropical diseases " (or NTDs for short). (discovermagazine.com)
  • Mortality linked to NTDs is often lower than other diseases, but Basáñez states they can lead to a huge burden of disability, which in turn impacts economies. (discovermagazine.com)
  • There are 179 countries across the globe that have reported at least one case of NTDs in 2021, but the disease burden is concentrated in just 16 countries. (discovermagazine.com)
  • The reasons why NTDs are neglected are complex. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of infectious diseases that thrive in poor and rural settings, affecting 1.6 billion of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, including 850 million children. (kit.nl)
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 17 bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases that occur solely, or principally in tropical regions. (who.int)
  • Along with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), these infections are diminishing Africans' quality of life as individuals and thwarting entire countries' ability to develop vibrant and productive communities, stronger economies and safer societies. (who.int)
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases that disproportionately affect low-income populations. (ifhhro.org)
  • 3,4] Data collected by the WHO show that although nearly one billion people are affected by NTDs because they have few economic resources and are often politically and economically marginalized, the international community has not allocated sufficient funds to eliminate these diseases. (ifhhro.org)
  • In a recent editorial by Hotez and colleagues in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), "What constitutes an NTD? (plos.org)
  • The exclusion of noma from NTDs constitutes this preventable childhood disease as a neglected neglected disease. (plos.org)
  • Although noma is the quintessential neglected tropical disease (NTD), noma is not included in lists of NTDs and remains a neglected-neglected tropical disease. (plos.org)
  • The purpose of this article is to support the inclusion of noma with Neglected Tropical Diseases, especially by PLOS NTDs. (plos.org)
  • The integration of noma with NTDs could improve awareness about noma and target investments in research regarding its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment leading to prevention, early detection, and eradication of this preventable childhood disease that affects the world's most vulnerable children. (plos.org)
  • Applications of Nanobiotechnology for Neglected Tropical Diseases describes recent advances in nanobiotechnology that can be applied to reducing the global disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (researchandmarkets.com)
  • The panel then turned to the importance of continued research to fully assess the threat of these diseases in the U.S. Dean Buekens pointed out that it is extremely difficult to find funding to study the prevalence of NTDs in the US because most people don't associate NTDs with this country. (researchamerica.org)
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a set of 13 parasitic and bacterial infections that affect more than a billion people worldwide and take a half million lives each year. (casestudiesforglobalhealth.org)
  • This makes NTDs ideal candidates for national disease control programs. (casestudiesforglobalhealth.org)
  • TOKYO , May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - On May 12th , the eve of the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting, global health leaders from around the world convened in Nagasaki to call for the prioritization of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (countyenews.com)
  • Osamu Kunii , CEO of GHIT Fund, stated "We are confident that Japan , as the host country of the G7, has communicated to the world the current status of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and has made progress in addressing these issues together with stakeholders from industry, government, academia and the private sector. (countyenews.com)
  • Whether you're an individual or an organisation, there are ways you can join us and help to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (unitingtocombatntds.org)
  • This working paper, part of ODI's Development Progress project, looks at the relationship between neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and poverty. (odi.org)
  • All are leaders in their respective fields and are united by their desire to see an end to the suffering caused by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - a group of preventable and treatable diseases that continue to trap over a billion people in poverty. (unitingtocombatntds.org)
  • Uniting to Combat NTDs was established in 2012, following the London Declaration on NTDs, which galvanized global action to tackle ten debilitating, but preventable diseases in the WHO NTD roadmap. (unitingtocombatntds.org)
  • Globally, an estimated 2.7 billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (be-causehealth.be)
  • The overall burden of EHF and MHF is small in comparison to the more common protozoan, helminth, and bacterial diseases typically referred to as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (cdc.gov)
  • Currently the majority of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) control programs center around chemotherapy to treat and prevent disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • NTDs is a term given to a diverse group of 17 infectious diseases that are highly prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries, that thrive in poverty stricken areas with low or no access to sanitation and clean water infrastructure, cause huge damage to public health and socio-economic development and yet still receive little global attention. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene are critical in the prevention, treatment and care of all neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) scheduled for intensified control, elimination or eradication by 2030. (who.int)
  • Number of people requiring treatment and care for any one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) targeted by the WHO NTD Roadmap and World Health Assembly resolutions and reported to WHO. (who.int)
  • A systematic review of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Myanmar. (bvsalud.org)
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect most impoverished communities in developing countries , like Myanmar in Southeast Asia . (bvsalud.org)
  • A systematic review of published and grey literature (1900-2023) on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Myanmar was conducted. (bvsalud.org)
  • the protozoal NTDs were amoebiasis , giardiasis and leishmaniasis , and the helminth NTDs were ascariasis , trichuriasis , hookworm disease , filariasis and strongyloidiasis . (bvsalud.org)
  • Following an international search, Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases is excited to announce the inaugural Board that will lead the partnership from 2020 and beyond. (unitingtocombatntds.org)
  • Incorporating a Rapid-Impact Package for Neglected Tropical Diseases with Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. (cdc.gov)
  • and expertise with the global health research community to promote development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to treat neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis. (blogspot.com)
  • intellectual property assets available under royalty-free licenses to qualified researchers anywhere in the world for research and development on neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis. (blogspot.com)
  • By providing a searchable, public [another key word: accessibility and transparency will help to create confidence in the system, enable potentially creative exchanges outside WIPO Re:Search by third parties -- or demonstrate why it is not working] database of available intellectual property assets, information, and resources, WIPO Re:Search facilitates new partnerships with organizations that conduct research on treatments for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis. (blogspot.com)
  • Scientists warned the regulator that more than 70% of the $3bn global budget allocated for neglected disease R&D was allocated to HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, leaving little for other diseases. (pharmaceutical-technology.com)
  • At the 71st World Health Assembly 2018, a side event was organized by Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and Unitaid. (mmv.org)
  • GHTC member the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) has awarded seven new grants totaling US$15.3 million to tackle malaria, Chagas disease, and dengue fever. (ghtcoalition.org)
  • Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki A dearth of adequate health technologies and interventions targeting poverty-related diseases-like HIV and AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases-means that millions of people in LMICs continue to die each year from preventable and treatable diseases and conditions. (ghtcoalition.org)
  • The paper describes the impact that increased investments in R&D and innovation for health-particularly for the world's poorest-have had in contributing to progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)-particularly for MDGs 4 (reduce child mortality), 5 (improve maternal health), and 6 (combat HIV and AIDS, malaria, and other diseases). (ghtcoalition.org)
  • Title : CDC's neglected tropical diseases program Corporate Authors(s) : Center for Global Health (U.S.), Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. (cdc.gov)
  • If left untreated, kala-azar kills more than 95 percent of its victims - it's the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Kristy O. Murray, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Dawn Roellig, MS, PhD, Microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (researchamerica.org)
  • I am Nikki Grimsley with the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity or COCA with the Division of Emergency Operations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • To explore work on gene-environment interaction (GxE) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), we examined the CDC-Authored Genomics and Precision Health Publications Database (CDC-Authored GPHPD) , which includes articles published by CDC/ATSDR authors since 2011. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. (cdc.gov)
  • The NITD, a wholly owned Novartis affiliate supported by Singapore's Economic Development Board, is now focusing on discovering novel ways to prevent and treat tuberculosis and dengue fever-two neglected diseases prevalent in the developing world. (the-scientist.com)
  • Initially, the NITD will focus on two major tropical diseases: dengue fever and tuberculosis. (the-scientist.com)
  • Because there are no vaccine or antiviral drugs currently available for these patients, NITD will focus on discovering antiviral therapies for dengue virus-induced disease. (the-scientist.com)
  • In spite of representing more than 10% of the global disease burden, over the past decade, less than 3.8% of new drugs approved across the world were indicated for neglected diseases (2). (bmj.com)
  • Because there are no major economic markets for drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases in the US, Europe or Japan, major pharmaceutical companies are less likely to conduct their own R&D into these health issues. (pharmaceutical-technology.com)
  • The investments aim to speed up the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle these three insect-borne diseases. (ghtcoalition.org)
  • Among the strategies to control the neglected tropical diseases are expanding preventative chemotherapy, which means treating whole populations where such diseases are identified with drugs that may knock out several of the diseases at once. (rdworldonline.com)
  • All of the drugs on the list are selected based on how common a disease is and how relevant those drugs are to public health, as well as how safe and effective they are. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • Hotez PJ, Kamath A. Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Disease Burden. (cdc.gov)
  • The disease is endemic in 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, three countries in Latin America and in Yemen. (who.int)
  • This is the first annual report produced by the newly established Communicable Diseases Cluster (CDS) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa. (who.int)
  • Professor Bongani Mayosi, Professor of Medicine and head of the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa, who led the research, said: "Our findings reflect the utter neglect of rheumatic heart disease in affected countries. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Dr Malecela served as Director of the Office of the Regional Director for Africa in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo and then as Director of WHO Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases Control at WHO's Headquarters in Geneva. (who.int)
  • Neglected diseases are a diverse group of communicable diseases in roughly 150 countries, mainly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, which affect more than 1 billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. (iam-media.com)
  • This neglected tropical disease mostly affects women and young children in poor rural areas in Africa and Asia. (borgenproject.org)
  • ABU, Zaria's Africa Centre of Excellence in Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology under the auspices of the NUC signed an MoU with Nagasaki University, Japan, on Tropical Diseases. (edu.ng)
  • Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) are rare viral diseases, endemic to central Africa. (cdc.gov)
  • Interventions against neglected tropical diseases support the vision of universal health coverage. (who.int)
  • Progress on developing new interventions targeting the health priorities of LMICs has faltered because these diseases occur almost exclusively among the world's poorest and most marginalized populations. (ghtcoalition.org)
  • An integrated MDA program, treating multiple diseases and/or multiple interventions (such as nutrition and water and sanitation programs), whenever possible. (health.gov.fj)
  • Other interventions (e.g. vector management, veterinary public health, water, sanitation and hygiene, disease surveillance, morbidity management and disability prevention) are to be addressed in the context of targets and indicators for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and universal access to water and sanitation. (who.int)
  • Some estimation is required to aggregate data across interventions and diseases. (who.int)
  • and stratify disease risks and differentiate interventions for different subgroups of the population. (cdc.gov)
  • Part of the challenge, Basáñez continues, is that these diseases tend to be endemic - concentrated in specific locations or countries without sudden increases in the number of cases - without much outbreak and epidemic potential, meaning that they tend to fall under the radar. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Worldwide, the diseases are endemic in 149 countries and territories. (disabled-world.com)
  • The report also recognizes the challenges that lie ahead and the opportunities to alleviate the suffering of people in disease-endemic countries. (disabled-world.com)
  • B ulan EL iminasi KA ki GA jah), where the government has decided to raise awareness of the disease and conduct mass drug administration (MDA) in endemic regions throughout the country. (eisai.com)
  • They are termed 'neglected' as they generally affect poorer populations often living in remote rural or peri-urban areas in developing countries without adequate sanitation, in poor housing conditions and with little access to health services, and as most are focal in nature and occur in remote areas, they are rarely given high priority by decision-makers in endemic countries. (who.int)
  • Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Franco-Paredes C, Ault SK, Periago MR. The Neglected Tropical Diseases of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of Disease Burden and Distribution and a Roadmap for Control and Elimination. (cdc.gov)
  • Measuring the burden of neglected tropical diseases: the global burden of disease framework. (cdc.gov)
  • If implemented widely, they can substantially reduce the disease burden, breaking a cycle of infection, disability and lost opportunities that keep people in poverty. (disabled-world.com)
  • It aims to strengthen national health systems, supporting countries to provide the prevention, detection, treatment and surveillance activities necessary to maintain the reduced disease burden in the longer term, and to prevent disease resurgence. (kit.nl)
  • A study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases published in the journal PLOS said that improving access and diagnosis is key to decreasing the disease's burden. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Doctors without Borders reports that it is seeing eight times the normal number of cases of visceral leishmaniasis , one of the most pernicious of the neglected tropical diseases. (undispatch.com)
  • For example, shifting precipitation and temperature are linked to changes in the distribution of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and leishmaniasis. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Sanofi-aventis has agreed to renew its support for the WHO program to eliminate sleeping sickness, and its support for Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis for the next five years. (disabled-world.com)
  • This continued support will ensure that necessary resources will be available also to move forward in combating leishmaniasis, Buruli ulcer and Chagas disease. (disabled-world.com)
  • Leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease that is caused by protozoan parasites from the genus Leishmania, is not well understood. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis, which can affect the liver and spleen, is the most severe type of this disease. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Professionals and experts agree that leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical illness, needs more resources and attention to be managed. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • According to the authors, governments need to invest more in research into leishmaniasis and create new tools for diagnosing and treating the disease. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Leishmaniasis, a neglected and serious tropical disease, affects many millions around the globe. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Kala-azar, also called visceral leishmaniasis or black fever, is one of the most neglected tropical diseases in the world, with more than 1 billion people at risk. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • Trachoma is another eye disease that is much more severe than River Blindness. (borgenproject.org)
  • It presents informations about neglected tropical diseases and brings details about the diseases such as blinding trachoma, buruli ulcer, cholera, dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever, dracunculiasis (gui. (bvsalud.org)
  • Neglected tropical diseases like Chagas and dengue fever impact more than 200 million people across the globe. (discovermagazine.com)
  • LF and onchocerciasis are severely disabling diseases caused by parasitic filarial nematodes. (medscape.com)
  • Human onchocerciasis (river blindness) is a disease of the skin and eye caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic worm transmitted by Simulium species (black flies) that breed in fast-flowing rivers and streams. (who.int)
  • The disease is caused by a parasitic roundworm called Ascaris lumbricoides. (borgenproject.org)
  • Research priorities for neglected infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean region External PloS Negl Trop Dis. (cdc.gov)
  • GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization estimated that 1 billion of the world's poorest people suffer from neglected tropical diseases such as dengue, rabies and leprosy that remain concentrated in remote rural areas and urban slums despite being mostly eradicated from large areas of the world. (rdworldonline.com)
  • According to the data in this, Brazilian investments in prophylaxis and control of neglected diseases fell by 42% between 2016 and 2017, to R$21 million (approximately $5.5 million). (iam-media.com)
  • Programmes, partnerships, and governance for elimination and control of neglected tropical diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Neglected tropical disease programmes adopt grassroot approaches that enable them to gain access to some of the world's poorest, hard-to reach communities and people affected by complex emergencies. (who.int)
  • Brazzaville - World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced plans to set up a mentorship programme for African women working in neglected tropical diseases programmes. (who.int)
  • The London Centre brings together leading experts to conduct cutting-edge research to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination programmes. (unitingtocombatntds.org)
  • Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse set of 20 diseases and disease groups that disproportionately affect populations living in poverty, predominantly in tropical and subtropical areas. (who.int)
  • Bugs infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi can cause Chagas disease, which mainly spreads in rural areas of Latin America where poverty is widespread. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Rheumatic heart disease is a disease of poverty, neglected by the health ministries in affected countries and by the international community in general. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Noma is called the "Face of Poverty" [ 5 ] because the disease severely damages the faces of children living in extreme poverty and uniquely illustrates the severity of children's lives whose parents lack sufficient resources to adequately feed their children. (plos.org)
  • I'm an honorary professor in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and my topic is to introduce the community to the neglected tropical diseases and show the issues around health, poverty, and development, which the diseases called the neglected tropical diseases entail. (hstalks.com)
  • Without addressing these diseases, the broader aim of poverty alleviation is unlikely to be achieved. (odi.org)
  • Still, Chan said that the diseases take a serious toll that serves to "anchor large populations in poverty. (rdworldonline.com)
  • Chan said the campaign is aimed at making a "deliberate effort" to eradicate the diseases as a means to alleviate poverty, rather than waiting for them to "gradually disappear as countries develop. (rdworldonline.com)
  • The report finds that better coordination is needed with veterinary public health as an essential element of zoonotic disease control. (disabled-world.com)
  • Neglected zoonotic diseases (NZD) - World Health Organization http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/zoonoses/en/ "Control of neglected zoonotic diseases at the human animal interface require integrated approaches [="One Health"] and the application of veterinary science. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • Neglected zoonotic diseases are a subset of the neglected tropical diseases. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Disease (NCEZID) contributed the most with 12 and 8 articles, respectively. (cdc.gov)
  • Integrated Implementation of Programs Targeting Neglected Tropical Diseases through Preventive Chemotherapy: Proving the Feasibility at National Scale. (cdc.gov)
  • There has been some success in stopping the spread of the disease by using preventive chemotherapy. (borgenproject.org)
  • Similarly, there is little incentive for the global private sector to develop new medicines and vaccines for diseases that primarily affect low-income communities. (ifhhro.org)
  • This commitment should accelerate the development of medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics for these diseases. (blogspot.com)
  • These Guiding Principles include the commitment that IP licensed via WIPO Re:Search will be licensed on a royalty-free basis for research and development on neglected tropical diseases in any country and on a royalty-free basis for sale of neglected tropical disease medicines in, or to, least developed countries. (blogspot.com)
  • Such challenges are due to both pharmaceutical companies' lack of interest in rare and neglected diseases and the high cost of medicines for AIDS and cancer. (iam-media.com)
  • Hotez PJ, Pecoul B. "Manifesto" for Advancing the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Preventing and mitigating their occurrence in humans requires control and, where feasible, elimination of the diseases in their animal reservoirs. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • Focused specifically on African women living in African countries, the programme aims to help them overcome barriers to realizing their potential and become leaders and champions of neglected tropical disease elimination at home and internationally. (who.int)
  • Eisai intends to continue contributing to the early elimination of the disease through the ongoing free provision of DEC tablets as well as the activities of the DEC Project Managers toward the global goal of eliminating LF by 2020. (eisai.com)
  • UK researchers have begun the first clinical trial of a novel drug candidate against the neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis. (medscape.com)
  • Controlling and eliminating neglected diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. (cdc.gov)
  • Disability caused by a group of chronic infectious diseases found in very poor populations can now be substantially reduced according to a new report by WHO. (disabled-world.com)
  • These diseases affect some of the poorest and most marginalised populations in the world. (bmj.com)
  • They are often termed 'neglected' as the people who are most affected are the poorest populations living in rural areas, urban slums and conflict zones. (who.int)
  • The term "neglected" highlights that diseases affect mainly poor and marginalized populations in low-resource settings. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • The report also recommends doing a better job of identifying the diseases, improving sanitation and controlling insects and animals, which can spread the diseases into human populations. (rdworldonline.com)
  • Empowering Women and Improving Female Reproductive Health through Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Hotez PJ, Fenwick A, Savioli L, Molyneux D. Rescuing the bottom billion through control of neglected tropical diseases Cdc-pdf External . (cdc.gov)
  • Prospects for the control of neglected tropical diseases by mass drug administration. (cdc.gov)
  • It provides opportunities to broader health education, thereby ensuring healthier future generations," says Dr Lorenzo Savioli, Director of the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases. (disabled-world.com)
  • Early engagement and active support by political leaders aids in neglected tropical disease control efforts. (casestudiesforglobalhealth.org)
  • The $15 million, five-country collaboration-called Stronger Together-will leverage the expertise of each partner country to build up laboratory infrastructure, which remains critical to disease control and product development. (ghtcoalition.org)
  • improving water resource management and waste management to control vectors of disease and reducing contact with unsafe and contaminated surface water. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The original programme - launched in 2013 - was directed at inventions that addressed AIDS, cancer and other neglected diseases. (iam-media.com)
  • Neglected diseases - along with AIDS, cancer and rare diseases - represent a significant challenge to Brazilian public health politics, especially given that it is crucial to intensify research efforts due to emerging drug resistance. (iam-media.com)
  • The mentorship programme will provide African women with leadership training skills as well as travel and networking opportunities to become leaders and champions of the efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. (who.int)
  • It is more prevalent in patients with diverse mental disorders, being part of the comorbidity driving loss of life expectancy and quality of life, yet remains a neglected entity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Yaws is the most prevalent infectious, nonvenereal treponemal disease and is caused by Treponema pallidum pertenue . (medscape.com)
  • Co-author, Professor Salim Yusuf, Professor of Medicine and McMaster University Executive Director, at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada, and incoming President of the World Heart Federation, said: "The World Health Organization has called upon countries of the world to reduce mortality associated with rheumatic heart disease and other non-communicable diseases by 25% by the year 2025 -- known as the 25x25 target. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Professor Molyneux's research has been supported by the UK Department for International Development, the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, and Sightsavers International who have provided support for work on Neglected Tropical Disease at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. (hstalks.com)
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), neglected tropical diseases today impair the lives of an estimated 1 billion people. (blogspot.com)
  • The disease - which causes skin issues such as scaly patches and nodular lesions - "is not a life-threatening condition" by itself, said Tarik Jašarević, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization, by email. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • The consequences of long-term infection vary from disease to disease and include blindness, disfiguring scars and ulcers, severe pain, limb deformities, impaired mental and physical development, and damage to internal organs. (disabled-world.com)
  • Upon infection, susceptible (S) individuals develop primary disease (I1) at a rate proportional to the transmission rate and the total number of infectious individuals (I1 + I2). (cdc.gov)
  • I beg to differ and the editor of the Lancet, Richard Horton took out my idea that in fact, neglected tropical diseases were a global pandemic because of the numbers of people who are infected by these conditions, and the extent of the infection across the planet. (hstalks.com)
  • And because PKDL appears only in "the poorest of the poor," Chatterjee added, this secondary infection is "a neglected component of a neglected tropical disease. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • The goals of pharmacotherapy are to stop the infection, reduce morbidity, prevent complications, and eradicate the disease. (medscape.com)
  • The report highlights capability and generation trends from 2017 to 2029 in Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Treatment market. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The latter disease peaked in 2017, with 1,982 cases, and some experts who spoke with Undark think that there may be far more cases today than are reported, as government funding for tracking virtually disappeared during the Covid-19 pandemic. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • Success in overcoming neglected tropical diseases can serve as a litmus test of progress towards the achievement of universal health coverage, which can only be attained if people affected by or at risk of these diseases are adequately reached by health services. (who.int)
  • Guinea Worm is a waterborne disease that affects only the poorest of the poor people on the planet. (undispatch.com)
  • 1.6 billion people around the world are suffering from neglected tropical diseases. (weforum.org)
  • Over 200 million people worldwide are affected by it, according to the WHO , with nearly 12,000 deaths occurring from the disease each year. (discovermagazine.com)
  • The diseases impair the lives of at least one billion people. (disabled-world.com)
  • As a center of knowledge and education in tropical disease drug discovery, the NITD will help people in the developing world learn how to continue to address these problems in their own countries. (the-scientist.com)
  • As a medical humanitarian organisation that has been working to diagnose and treat people suffering from neglected diseases for almost 30 years (1), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) understands only too well that the dearth of research & development (R&D) for new tools to treat these diseases is directly attributable to a lack of funding and effective incentives. (bmj.com)
  • First, the disease is a cause of stigma, morbidity and mortality of impoverished people. (plos.org)
  • Infected sandflies can spread the disease, which affects over 90 million people worldwide. (healthinternetwork.org)
  • Globally, more than a billion people are affected by neglected tropical disease. (who.int)
  • More than 1.3 billion people across 72 countries might be at risk for this disease, and more than 120 million people are infected by it. (borgenproject.org)
  • Ascariasis is one of the most common neglected tropical diseases, infecting more than one billion people per year and causing 60,000 deaths each year. (borgenproject.org)
  • With continued intervention from governments, NGOs and corporations, these neglected tropical diseases can be effectively targeted and eliminated, ensuring lives of enhanced productivity and prosperity for millions of people around the world. (borgenproject.org)
  • WHO identified 17 diseases and disease groups present in 149 countries one-third of the 2.7 billion people living on less than $2 a day. (rdworldonline.com)
  • And although PKDL itself is not fatal, people who are infected with the disease can spread kala-azar to new hosts. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • They are the diseases of neglected people of low income countries and of poor communities living in richer countries . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Accessibility and inclusion of people with disability has not been considered enough in community WASH programs so Leprosy Mission and WaterAid developed this briefing note to address this issue and highlight the potential for an integrated approach to provide WASH services for both diseases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Mitali Chatterjee, a pharmacology professor at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, said that kala-azar is considered a neglected tropical disease because it affects mostly poor communities in tropical areas. (sanrachna.foundation)
  • Sensitivity analysis of infectious disease models: methods, advances and their application. (cdc.gov)
  • The focus on those diseases led me to develop this slide with a colleague, which essentially showed the total focus of the infectious disease community on those three infections, essentially ignoring what we believed were other infections which afflicted so many millions, probably two billion on the planet. (hstalks.com)
  • The U.S. capacity to address tropical infectious disease problems. (who.int)
  • It is the most severe form of the disease, with a high mortality rate if not treated. (kit.nl)
  • Alternatively, the osteoporotic fractures may have been a marker of more severe underlying disease, such as occult malignancy. (ajnr.org)
  • These diseases can be devastating, including causing severe pain, disabilities and deformities, malnutrition, stunted growth and cognitive impairment. (who.int)
  • If left untreated these diseases can cause severe complications, including disability and disfigurement which can lead to stigmatization and social exclusion. (who.int)
  • The disease can also be treated with a care package that alleviates pain and prevents any more disfigurement. (borgenproject.org)
  • Many neglected tropical diseases cause disfigurement and disability, leading to stigma and social discrimination," diminishing marriage prospects and raising the likelihood of abandonment for women and girls, the report said. (rdworldonline.com)
  • Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa. (onehealthinitiative.com)
  • Mr James Pender from Leprosy Mission presented on the importance of WASH accessibility for Morbidity Management and Disease Prevention (MMDP) in leprosy and LF cases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous disease principally affecting the skin and peripheral nervous system. (medscape.com)
  • Increased awareness and attention to noma can lead to the eradication of this disease affecting the world's most vulnerable. (plos.org)
  • Initial sensitivity analysis was conducted by varying both disease () and intervention (coverage, number of rounds of MDA) and analyzing alterations in the eradication probability. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, we calculated Partial-Rank Correlation Coefficients for all model parameters (disease and treatment), which calculates the correlation of each variable with the probability that eradication is achieved if all other parameters are kept fixed, as previously described ( 7 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Partial rank correlation coefficients of disease and treatment parameters with the probability of achieving yaws eradication. (cdc.gov)
  • Since 2018, under the guidance of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Secretariat has undertaken a global consultative process to gather input on the development of the draft road map from Member States and stakeholders, including organizations of the United Nations system, scientific and research groups, nongovernmental organizations, implementing partners, donors and private sector organizations. (who.int)
  • 2018). CDC's neglected tropical diseases program. (cdc.gov)
  • Socioeconomic aspects of neglected tropical diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Posts can be found by diseases or regions, as also by the search engine. (bvsalud.org)
  • Mapping, monitoring, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases: towards a policy framework. (cdc.gov)
  • Neglected tropical diseases are a set of 20 diseases or disease groups that occur predominantly in tropical and subtropical regions. (who.int)
  • Neglected tropical diseases are transmitted diseases caused by parasites, and are usually found in tropical and subtropical regions. (borgenproject.org)
  • Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical regions. (who.int)
  • Many infectious diseases occur in the developing world and affect millions of patients who have not benefited from the biomedical science revolution. (the-scientist.com)
  • The latest update, which is set out in Resolution 217, extends the programme to the neglected diseases Zika and Chikungunya, as well as 'rare diseases' - defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as those affecting 65 out of every 100,000 individuals. (iam-media.com)
  • For progress to be made in preventing and treating this serious condition, it is vital that these countries prioritise improving the use of penicillin prophylaxis, improving the appropriate use of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, and providing contraceptive and other reproductive health services to women affected by rheumatic heart disease. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Multiparasitism a neglected reality on global, regional and local scale. (cdc.gov)
  • Important advances have been made since the adoption in 2012 of the road map for accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases (2012-2020). (who.int)
  • The report Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases covers 17 neglected tropical diseases(1) that thrive in impoverished settings, where housing is often substandard, environments are contaminated with filth, and disease-spreading insects and animals abound. (disabled-world.com)
  • The AFRO and WHO country offices - working in partnership with governments, United Nations agencies and other global and regional partners, non-governmental organizations and the private sector - have been behind dramatic reductions in illness and deaths from these diseases. (who.int)
  • Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) -- the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world -- is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (the REMEDY study), published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal . (sciencedaily.com)
  • Global Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Treatment Market. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The summit, held April 19-22 in Geneva, drew well-deserved attention to some of the most neglected diseases in global health-and the incredible programs and partnership working to address them. (imaworldhealth.org)
  • This review compares the demographic data on NAFLD and NASH among the global population and the psychiatric population, finding differences that suggest a higher incidence of this disease among the latter. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has established TropIKA.net as a global knowledge management electronic portal to share essential information and to facilita. (bvsalud.org)
  • present links for Global studies and Regional studies, about diseases transmission by intermediate hosts or vectors. (bvsalud.org)
  • Ebola and Marburg Hemorrhagic Fevers: Neglected Tropical Diseases? (cdc.gov)
  • MacNeil, Adam and Rollin, Pierre E. "Ebola and Marburg Hemorrhagic Fevers: Neglected Tropical Diseases? (cdc.gov)
  • Ebola virus disease contact tracing activities, lessons learned and best practices during the Duport Road outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, November 2015. (cdc.gov)
  • BACKGROUND: Contact tracing is one of the key response activities necessary for halting Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) transmission. (cdc.gov)
  • Lack of timely access to treatment and care for other neglected tropical diseases2 leaves hundreds of millions more severely disabled, disfigured or debilitated. (who.int)
  • MSF calls on the US Congress to amend the PRV mechanism to close loopholes and ensure that benefits reach patients suffering from neglected diseases, and to consider additional mechanisms to incentivise R&D for neglected diseases that ensure all patients needing treatment are able to access the resulting products. (bmj.com)
  • Lipid nanoparticles for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases 17. (researchandmarkets.com)
  • We performed repeated simulations across a range of disease transmission assumptions (, n = 3) and treatment assumptions, varying both the coverage and number of mass treatment rounds undertaken (Table 1). (cdc.gov)
  • In an attempt to stimulate innovation and address its chronic backlog, the Brazilian National Industrial Property Office (INPI) has expanded its programme to prioritise the examination of patent applications for pharmaceutical products and processes, as well as devices and materials, directly related to the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of certain diseases. (iam-media.com)
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  • Why do neglected tropical diseases suffer low priority? (who.int)