Do you have an innovative idea to help beat neglected tropical diseases? The Ascend West and Central Africa programme is excited to announce the opening of the second Cycle of the Ascend Learning and Innovation Fund, to accelerate the control and elimination efforts for up to five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resource Grant worth more than £1 million over five years has been awarded to scientists at the Natural History Museum of London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to create a Schistosome and Snail Resource (SSR) to support global schistosomiasis research.
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, the Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine (NUITM) and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Merck are joining forces to accelerate development and access to a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for schistosomiasis.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report commissioned by The END Fund examines the burden of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis and estimates the potential economic gains of meeting the WHO’s elimination goals in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.
Did you miss the NNN 2020 Conference? Were you unable to attend a workshop? You can watch the recordings of plenaries, workshops and rapid fire presentations here.
TDR's intersectional gender analysis toolkit aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers working on infectious diseases of poverty by incorporating an intersectional gender approach. Gender, sex and their intersections with other social variables influence everyone's health. Understanding how and why is important for decision-makers and health practitioners to improve the health of their citizens.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published data showing that more than one billion people were treated in 2019 for at least one of the five neglected tropical diseases1 (NTDs) amenable to prevention, control and elimination through large-scale preventive treatment campaigns.
Merck and the NALA Foundation are collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia to achieve schistosomiasis elimination.
A series of virtual meetings to unite NTD control programmes, implementing and technical partners, and donors as they consider how NTD programmes might need to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ascend West Africa and Central Africa has surpassed several of its first-year targets as it delivers more than 127 million drug treatments for five debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
WHO policy paper discusses how female genital schistosomiasis control can be integrated with HIV and cervical cancer care.
On this International Youth Day, we celebrate the power of the youth as critical agents of social change at the community, village or national and global levels. We recognize the role that young people play in creating conversations and engaging with the public to take action on unequal opportunities that are rampant mostly among marginalized populations.