The pediatric praziqauntel formulation developed by Merck KGaA in partnership with the Pediatric Praziqauntel Consortium, is being tested in stage III clinical trials in Kenya.
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) has launched a platform to collect existing individual patient data for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth medication.
A new UK aid package will help protect 200 million people worldwide from 5 NTDs in 25 of the world’s poorest countries.
Bugbitten Blog post: Time to highlight the importance of Male Genital Schistosomiasis in Malawi
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 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.