Schisto Bulletin February Edition

18 Feb 2019

February's edition of the Schisto Bulletin:

  • Countries are successfully reaching more and more people in need of treatment
  • WASH-NTD Toolkit available now!
  • Africa leaders review progress on NTDs at African Union Summit.
  • Schistosomiasis control programmes:
    • Cameroon launched their 2019 Deworming Campaign for Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted helminths
    • The Kenyan Ministry of Health launched the Breaking Transmission Strategy for 4 NTDs (soil-transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma)
  • Other News:
    • Point-of-Care (POC) Circulating Cathodic Antigen (CCA) thresholds for S. mansoni mapping, control and surveillance programmes.
    • The Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has launched a funding programme for early career researchers
    • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a Grand Challenges funding call for an NTD Data Innovation Incubator

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