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The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases
1 October 2013

Event: ISNTD Bites 2013

The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) will hold its second annual Bites conference on 15 October 2013 at the Royal...
Liya Assefa and Tom Crellen in Bungoma, Kenya
17 September 2013

Student field work: STH diagnostics in Bungoma

Tom Crellen and Liya Assefa are completing their MSc studies at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. For their summer projects they...
The remains of King Richard III. Property of University of Leicester.
4 September 2013

Roundworm and Richard III

Simon Brooker quoted in news following recent discovery that 15th century English king Richard III was infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STH...
Aedes aegypti. LSHTM.
20 August 2013

World Mosquito Day: Lymphatic filariasis

In honour of World Moquito Day, we have put together some information about LF in order to raise awareness about this potentially crippling NTD that...
8 August 2013

PLOS NTDs: The geographical distribution and burden of trachoma in Africa

A new paper in PLOS NTDs establishes the global distribution and burden of trachoma in Africa, estimating that 129.4 million people live in areas of...
Image property of Dominic Nahr/Magnum/Sightsavers
7 August 2013

Mapping trachoma: data collection and approval

GAHI’s sister website, the Global Atlas of Trachoma (GAT), is an open-access resource on the geographical distribution of trachoma. Rebecca Mann...
Photo credit: Maher Sattar/IRIN
1 August 2013

Clean water and soap "boost growth" in young children

The BBC reports on new evidence from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that says clean water and soap play a role in...
Mectizan distribution in Central African Republic. Photo property of the Mectizan Donation Program.
25 July 2013

Carter Center declares goal: River blindness elimination in 10 countries

The Carter Center announced this month that it will no longer only control river blindness, but instead it will work with ministries of health to...
Image property of the DOLF project
22 July 2013

Event: The Impact of Drug Donation Programs on Helminthic NTDs

The DOLF project has organized a symposium, The Impact of Drug Donation Programs on Helminthic NTDs.
ICT test during podoconiosis surveying
20 July 2013

Mapping of lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis in Ethiopia

Kebede Deribe is a Wellcome Trust Fellow based in Addis Ababa working on the integrated mapping of podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis in Ethiopia...
Participants completing a GIS practical
19 July 2013

Course report now available: Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes

A course completion report is now available for our Short Course on Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, Nairobi, Kenya, 12 - 17 May 2013. The...
Map showing schistosomiasis distribution in the Philippines
18 July 2013

New STH and schisto maps for 29 African countries and the Philippines

New maps and data are available showing survey data for soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis in 29 African countries and the...
Modern Tools on NTD Control Programmes, KEMRI, Nairobi, May 2013
26 June 2013

Our course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, in

Science news website covered our week-long course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, in a recent story about new technologies and...
19 June 2013

U.S. congressional briefing on NTDs and USAID response

Research!America and the Global Health Technologies Coalition cover the U.S. congressional meeting on NTDs that took place in Washington D.C. on 17...
Participants, staff and facilitators of the one-week course
24 May 2013

Reviewing our course on modern tools for NTD control programmes

Following our week-long course on modern tools for NTD control programmes, Prof. Sammy Njenga, director of ESACIPAC, writes a guest post to review...
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30 April 2013

Presenting a research meeting on NTD mapping and surveillance, May 2013

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research and the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases present a one-day research meeting in May...
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29 April 2013

From The Scientist: Mapping disease

A new article in The Scientist makes the case for mapping diseases, looking at the current case of H7N9 flu in China.
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10 April 2013

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: STH infection in South America

A new paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases analyses soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection in South America, finding that risk of contracting...
Handheld GPS devices
7 April 2013

How geolocation technology is helping save lives in the developing world

The Guardian's Shortcuts Blog discusses the role of geolocation technology in the developing world and the ethical issues involved.
GIS training for NTD control programme staff in Liberia
3 April 2013

GIS and GPS training to NTD control programme staff in Liberia

Dr. Jorge Cano Ortega, research fellow at GAHI, recently travelled to Monrovia, Liberia, to teach a course for programme officers in NTD control. He...
Schistosoma haematobium
27 March 2013

Worms, wisdom, and wealth: why deworming can make economic sense

A recently published paper in Trends in Parasitology examines the history of deworming and explores evidence of deworming effects on health, child...
21 March 2013

News STH and schistosomiasis maps for Africa

New maps for soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis are now available for Benin, Burundi, Eritrea and Rwanda.
1 March 2013

Epidemiologic models, key logs, and realizing the promise of WHA 54.19

Dr. David Addiss, director of our partner Children Without Worms, writes an editorial for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases about the WHA's resolution...
David Addiss, image property of CWW.
1 March 2013

Mapping for a disease-free world

Children Without Worm’s director, Dr. David Addiss, writes for GAHI about CWW’s use of GAHI maps and the critical role of mapping in disease control.