News & Blogs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
26 June 2013
Our course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, in SciDev.net
Science news website SciDev.net 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.