The END Fund’s Audacious Project announced at TED 2019 aims to eliminate schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths as a public health problem in targeted countries in six years.
Endemic countries, implementing partners, donors and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the proposed goals and milestones for the 2021-2030 Roadmap using an online form. REad more here.
The goal of this GDG meeting will be to provide evidence-based recommendations to countries in their efforts to control morbidity from schistosomiasis and eventually interrupt transmission.
Translating WHO intervention thresholds based on Kato-katz to the more sensitive and easy to use POC CCA.
As the year draws to a close, we would like to share with you a selection of our highlights from 2018. We would like to thank all of you for your continued support and to wish you "Happy Holidays" and a joyous New Year!
The latest WHO data on treatment for schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms) show encouraging trends towards the WHO NTD Roadmap goals.
On the 28th of October the GSA hosted a research-focused meeting in New Orleans entitled: "The Schistosomiasis Action Plan: Next Generation Research on the Road towards Elimination"
Prof. Alan Fenwick was awarded the fourth annual Kyelem Prize on October 27, 2018 at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).
Five-year grant supports a coalition of partners engaged in operational research
Dr Bonnie Webster describes how researchers isolated and analysed the first human-cattle schistosome hybrid in the latest Bugbitten blog. Read more here.
Aujourd’hui, 57 pays se sont engagés à éradiquer les maladies connues sous le nom de « maladies tropicales négligées » (MTN) à travers l’adoption d’une résolution au XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie.
Dr Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela has been appointed as the new Director of the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Check out the new Merck Global Health Institute website: https://www.merckglobalhealthinstitute.com/en/home.html
The GSA led a Behaviour Change Workshop entitled Behavior Change: Practical education approaches, promotion strategies, and change interventions for improving the effectiveness of NTDs Programmes at the NNN conference in Addis Ababa in September 2018.
Now Out! The Autumn edition of the GSA Newsletter. Read about the Schistosomiasis Strategic Action Plan, advocacy work on Female Genital schistosomiasis and schistosomiasis related news from the WHO and our alliance partners.