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 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.
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.
The GSA convened a meeting to refine and adopt a Strategic Action Plan for schistosomiasis control and elimination and discuss the identification of key next steps in putting the plan into practice. Read more here.