News & Blogs

STH survey data map of Kenya
18 February 2013

New maps for Kenya and Nigeria available now

Updated survey maps for soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and schistosome infection in Kenya and Nigeria are newly available. You can also now...
A boy looks out of his insecticide treated mosquito net in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Stephen Morrison/EPA
12 February 2013

Decentralise malaria diagnosis and treatment in Africa

The Guardian reports how community health workers can help improve access to malaria treatment for at-risk populations in remote areas.
Stakeholders read the HALI research brief
8 February 2013

Disseminating research findings: the case of a health and literacy intervention

GAHI works closely with other researchers of tropical infectious diseases, including malaria. A guest blogger writes about the importance of...
8 February 2013

Researchers map African sleeping sickness

Researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have mapped African sleeping sickness risk areas.
6 February 2013

Task Force for Global Health gets $28.8m grant to establish NTD support centre

The Task Force for Global Health, based near Atlanta, GA, has received a five-year $28.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...
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31 January 2013

Launching the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research

Last night LSHTM hosted the launch of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, an initiative to tackle NTDs and their devastating...
31 January 2013

Simon Brooker writes for the Guardian on technologies for NTD control

Simon Brooker writes for the Guardian about the role of mapping and mobile technologies in NTD control.
CDC/Marianna Wilson
22 January 2013

Rapid disease mapping could guide treatment in South Sudan talks to Simon Brooker to report that rapid mapping helps to quickly determine precise distribution and prevalence of major NTDs.
© Dominic Nahr/Magnum/Sightsavers
11 January 2013

Photo story: Mapping trachoma in Ethiopia

The Guardian published a photo feature showing the efforts of international charity Sightsavers to map trachoma infections in Ethiopia. / CC BY-SA
7 January 2013

New deworming effort for children in India

The Times of India reports on a new round of deworming in Nashik, western India after a one-year gap due to lack of funds.
5 January 2013

Welcoming increased deworming in 2013 - and providing an information resource

Happy New Year and welcome to our recently updated Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI) website. 
2 January 2013

Deworming debunked

Feature article in the BMJ discusses the benefits of deworming and argues they may be overstated.