News & Blogs

11 March 2015

ISNTD d3: Diagnostics, drug discovery & development

20-21 May 2015
Wellcome Trust, London
9 March 2015

Tumikia update: Sensitisation activities

This brief update from the Tumikia team summarises the steps involved in delivering sensitisation meetings for the Tumikia Project.
4 March 2015

Modern Digital Methods in Epidemiology issue and meeting

The March issue of International Health is a themed issue on Modern Digital Methods in Epidemiology and will be freely available until 30 April.
24 February 2015

2014-2015 UK Coalition against NTDs report launched

Great strides have been made in the battle against Neglected Tropical Diseases but more needs to be done for the 1 in 5 people whose lives are still...
19 February 2015

3rd WHO Report on NTDs

The report sets specific investment targets for many of the 17 diseases. It stresses that countries must make firm and sustainable budgetary...
11 February 2015

The NTD Supply Chain Forum

The NTD Supply Chain Forum is a collaboration ensuring donated drugs reach those who need them most. In this article, GSK's Director of Supply...
22 January 2015

Gates Annual Letter and NTDs

Bill and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter bets on breakthroughs within the next 15 years, prioritizing the elimination of several NTDs.
19 January 2015

3rd WHO Report on NTDs launching in February 2015

The World Health Organization will launch the 3rd WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases on 19 February 2015 at the Royal Society in London.
12 January 2015

ISNTD Bites 2015

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases will host its annual BITES conference on 19 March 2015 at the Zoological Society of London.
8 December 2014

NTD Mapping Tool 2.0 launched

Version 2.0 of the NTD Mapping Tool was launched today in the lead-up to important NTD meetings in Kisumu, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
24 November 2014

8th KEMRI NTD Conference

The 8th KEMRI Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference
9 - 11 December in Kisumu
Theme: NTD Successes, Challenges and Opportunities From the...
7 November 2014

Mapping access to water and sanitation in India

Jessica King is a student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completing her MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases. She spent the...
7 November 2014

School-Based Deworming: A Clear Role for the European Commission

The Partnership for Child Development have published a new policy paper, School-Based Deworming: A Clear Role for the European Commission.
3 November 2014


The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene takes place from 2-6 November in New Orleans, Louisiana.
17 October 2014

Introducing The Global Health Network: a knowledge-sharing digital platform

The Global Health Network is a digital platform that aims to advance research by providing a mechanism that facilitates collaboration and resource-...
13 October 2014

First global map of distribution and transmission limits of lymphatic filariasis published in Parasites & Vectors

Understanding the global distribution of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is essential for the elimination of LF and for undertaking surveillance activities...
6 October 2014

December NTD meetings in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa hosts NTD meetings in December to discuss lymphatic filariasis, STH, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis.
Ascaris lumbricoides. Property of the Centers for Disease Control.
29 September 2014

First ever systematic review of STH diagnostics published in International Journal for Parasitology

The highest sensitivity across STH species was observed for the FLOTAC method in both high and low infection intensity settings. Kato-Katz performed...
25 September 2014

Tumikia update: Kwale County Stakeholders meeting

The Tumikia Project was launched in Kwale County in a meeting attended by national, county and sub-county government health and education officers.
24 September 2014

World Atlas of Infectious Diseases now online

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases website launches to provide updates to the book, released in 2012.
18 September 2014

Kenyan PhD student recounts her LSHTM visit

THRiVE fellow visited the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in May 2014 to conduct research alongside her LSHTM supervisor, Simon...
1 September 2014

New paper finds integrated mapping of podoconiosis and LF can be achieved at nationwide scale

Authors discuss the first ever integrated mapping of the two diseases, concluding it is feasible and applicable in larger scales.
29 August 2014

NTD session announced for RSTMH meeting in Oxford

A session on neglected tropical diseases will take place during the next biennial meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 26...
20 August 2014

13th ICOPA in Mexico City

The 13th International Congress on Parasitology (ICOPA) took place in Mexico City from 10-15 August.