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...
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.
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...
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.
2 January 2013

Deworming debunked

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