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NTDs in the context of COVID-19 - WHO online course
WHO course for decision-makers and programme managers about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
GSA partners top the GiveWell 2020 list
Every year, GiveWell spends thousands of hours researching the most cost-effective organizations that will create the greatest impact. Our partners, The END Fund, SCI Foundation, Sightsavers and Evidence Action topped their 2020 'Treatments for parasitic worm infections' organisations list.
Ascend Research and Innovation Investment Fund (RIF)
Are you interested in researching innovative methods to enhance neglected tropical disease programming?
World Health Assembly endorses bold new NTD road map targets for 2030
The Seventy-third World Health Assembly overwhelmingly endorsed the WHO new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) for 2021−2030.
Schistosomiasis Talks at the ASTMH annual meeting
Wondering which session to go to at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene? Have no fear, we have all your schistosomiasis needs here.
New modelling shows impact of COVID-19 pandemic on schistosomiasis programmes
New modelling on COVID-19’s impact on NTDs has shown extra rounds of MDA for schistosomiasis could speed up progress. Check out how intensified strategies offer a chance to close the gap towards the WHO 2030 targets.
Watch COR NTD schistosomiasis meeting recordings here
Missed the COR NTD premeeting sessions on schistosomiasis? You can watch them through here.
New Cycle of the Ascend Learning and Innovation Fund
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).
Schistosome and Snail Resource (SSR); supporting global schistosomiasis research.
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.
Global health partners collaborate to accelerate development of a new schistosomiasis test
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 reports on the overwhelming socio-economic gains of eliminating schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.
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.