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

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.
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.
23 June 2014

67th WHA NTD side event

The 67th World Health Assembly took place from 19-24 May 2014 in Geneva with a side event on NTDs.
10 June 2014

ISNTD Water conference

ISNTD Water 2014 will bring together stakeholders involved in the development of safe water, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene programmes for...
10 June 2014

New paper finds treatment levels and frequency need to be higher to cut STH transmission

A paper published today in Parasites & Vectors found that treatment levels and frequency must be much higher if STH transmission is to be...
20 May 2014

RSTMH Biennial Meeting

The next RSTMH Biennial Meeting will take place in Oxford Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 September 2014.
16 May 2014

Join the NTD discussion at the World Health Assembly on 22 May

UKCNTD and the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria will host a special session on the control and elimination of NTDs at the World Health Assembly...
30 April 2014


The IX Meeting of the Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health will take place on 13 June 2013 in the National Centre of...
11 April 2014

Uniting to Combat NTDs progress report and Lancet editorial

The April 2014 London Declaration meeting in Paris included the release of Uniting to Combat NTD's 2013 progress report.
2 April 2014

New GAHI website

The Global Atlas of Helminth Infections re-launches website with new look, features and maps.
Image from the Centers for Disease Control
14 March 2014

World Water Day 2014

World Water Day 2014 and NTDs: 2.5 billion people around the world currently lack access to WASH, leading to increased risk of NTD infection.
4 March 2014

Opening up data to accelerate NTD research and development

Data from NTD R&D study made publicly available on DNDi website, writes lead author in The Lancet Global Health blog.
Anopheles gambiae
25 February 2014

Nigeria launches Africa’s first malaria and lymphatic filariasis elimination co-implementation plan

The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health launched an elimination co-implementation plan for malaria and lymphatic filariasis. This combined nationwide...
Photo property of Maher Sattar, IRIN.
12 February 2014

Launch: WASH and NTDs Manual for WASH Implementers

A manual for WASH implementers has been developed to address the need for integration of WASH factors with control of NTDs.