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GSA Schisto Bulletin March 2021
March 2021 edition of the Schisto Bulletin. News and updates from the schistosomiasis community.
UKRI | UK scientists inform roadmap to eliminate disease of poverty
The World Health Organization is advocating a new One Health approach to tackle parasitic blood flukes in Africa following successful UKRI-funded research.
African Media Agency | Why British Leadership Remains Critical To Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund writes for African Media Agency why it is critical that the UK continues to be a world leader in preventative medicines like vaccines, antibiotics and neglected tropical disease (NTDs).
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Workshop: Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) 4-11 May 2021
The Geneva Learning Foundation announces their new workshop on Female Genital Schistosomiasis. An online training for health professionals to learn about one of the most neglected sexual and reproductive health issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
WHO | New Global Strategy on WASH & NTDs
The World Health Organization publishes their new Global Strategy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021–2030.
Complete assembly of the Schistosoma haematobium genome
A chromosome-level assembly of the Schistosoma haematobium was completed by researchers at the University of Melbourne and the DNAzoo consortium. The team is now in the process of annotating the genome, which will be available soon.
NTD Innovation Prize 2021
American Leprosy Missions is pleased to announce that their third annual NTD Innovation Prize is now open for applications 1 March - 30 April 2021.
The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium receives funding for the ADOPT programme, for the treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children
GHIT and EDCTP co-invest additional €7.8 million in the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium's access program for treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children
WHO Consultation: Draft Global Strategy on WASH and NTDs 2021−2030
Deadline 3 March 2021
WHO is updating the 2015 Global WASH-NTD strategy to support the new NTD road map and to incorporate lessons learnt on WASH-NTD collaboration over the past 5 years.
London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research publishes 2021 research highlights
London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research publishes 2021 research highlights.
Merck and the END Fund Bolster Rwanda’s Plan to Eliminate Schistosomiasis by 2024
Merck and the END Fund announced their partnership to provide Rwanda with 8 million additional tablets of praziquantel per year.
Call for nominations-STAG working group on Access to safe, efficacious and quality-assured health products for NTD (STAG- WGA)
The objective of STAG WGA is to facilitate alignment of stakeholders on strategies and best practices for improving access to medicines and other health products for Neglected Tropical Diseases