The WHO launched the new step-by-step guide and practical toolkit to implement Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions for the sustainable control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
This Grand Challenge seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine NTD data and ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data.
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.