5 February 2014

Malaria Consortium’s 10th anniversary symposium

The Malaria Consortium will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on Tuesday 25th February 2014 in London.
28 January 2014

Results of health and literacy intervention published in PLoS Med

School-based intermittent screening and treatment programmes for malaria may be unsuccessful in low to moderate transmission areas, according to the...
Property of the Centers for Disease Control
21 January 2014

New estimates of global STH infection burden published in Parasites & Vectors

A new paper from the GAHI team published in Parasites & Vectors explains global numbers of infection and disease burden of soil-transmitted...
Image property of the Centers for Disease Control.
9 January 2014

NTDs: disease control is about much more than drugs

The Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network published an article today about the need to focus on other aspects of NTD control besides...
28 November 2013

New STH and schistosomiasis maps for Philippines and 16 African countries

New maps are available for 16 African countries and the Philippines showing survey data for soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis. New...
Elephantiasis sufferer in Sri Lanka.
31 October 2013

Japanese pharma starts drug donations for lymphatic filariasis

Japanese pharma giant Eisai has begun its free supply of medicine to help eliminate lymphatic filariasis.
Flag of Uganda
7 October 2013

Uganda launches national NTD elimination plan

Last Friday 5 October Uganda launched its national NTD control and elimination plan. The launch took place in Entebbe and was attended by Uganda's...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Property of LCNTDR
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...
Property of Flickr/Moonlightbulb
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.
Property of PlanetObserver.
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.
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.