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2015 Nobel Prize for roundworm and parasites

2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy Read More


Shifting to Sustainable Development Goals — Implications for Global Health 

A discussion on the shift from MDGs to SDGs – revisiting what worked — and what didn’t — and what concerns exist with the SDG health targets. Read More


Antibiotic resistance poses growing threat to fragile health systems

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingWhile one of the most significant life-saving medical breakthroughs of the last century, the use of antibiotics to fight and prevent infections is becoming one of the greatest medical challenges in this century, including, at growing rates, in countries least equipped to monitor and respond to new health threats, a report released today says. The […](Read more…)


IDWeek 2015: Sex workers, injection drug users and men who have sex with men continue to be…

Categories: IDWeek 2015Science Speaks is at IDWeek in San Diego, California this week, bringing live coverage of sessions on HIV, TB, Ebola and more. SAN DIEGO, Calif – Despite steady progress made against the HIV pandemic over the past decade, only one third of people living with HIV are on antiretroviral therapy, leaving over 23 million people in need […](Read more…)

OpEd: Give Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers a Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistan is one of the last places where polio remains active. The number of cases in the first half of 2015 fell by 70 percent, thanks to vaccinations and military advances in the north. A group of brave Pakistani health workers and volunteers continue to work to eradicate polio in the face of assassinations and

A chat with Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’ about about Ebola, health and women

For the Humanosphere podcast this week, we talk with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, world-renowned as the first democratically elected woman president in Africa and as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Sirleaf was in Seattle to speak at the annual gala held by the Center for Infectious Disease Research, formerly known as

Getting to “Mars” with immunization delivery

Official movie poster (copyright 20th Century Fox), with a few creative tweaks by Laura Edison. With the recent NASA discovery of water on Mars, combined with the release of my new favorite movie, The Martian, Mars has been on my mind a lot lately. While watching the movie, I was struck not only by the physical beauty of both Mars and Matt Damon, but also by the incredible amount of coordination and planning that it takes to travel through space. And as a vaccine advocate, that got me thinking.

Under-Reported Deaths Of TB Hospital Staff Members Highlight India’s Struggle To Contain…

Reuters: Staff deaths at leading hospital put India’s TB battle in spotlight “Campaigners and a former official overseeing Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital in Mumbai say staff deaths there are being under-reported, highlighting India’s growing struggle to contain multi-drug resistant forms of the contagious, airborne disease…” (Siddiqui, 10/11).

British Nurse Who Survived Ebola Readmitted To Isolation Ward In ‘Serious Condition,’…

Agence France-Presse: British Ebola survivor nurse back in ‘serious condition’ “A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone was in a serious condition in hospital Friday due to rare late complications with the virus…” (10/9). BBC News: What are the risks of Ebola recurring? “With British nurse Pauline…More

Humanosphere Podcast Features Interview With Liberian President, Highlights Other Global Health…

Humanosphere: A chat with Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’ about about Ebola, health, and women This Humanosphere podcast features an interview with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on health care, Ebola, and women’s empowerment. Also during this podcast, Imana Gunawan, social media manager and producer of the podcast, speaks to Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson…More

Malaria Eradication Possible With More Investments, Innovative Strategies

Huffington Post: The Beginning of the End of Malaria Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…The great selling point is that malaria is the only disease of this scale that we can conceivably eradicate in our lifetimes. We need that clear, time-bound goal to maintain political support. The next five years are going to…More

Non-invasive surveillance for Plasmodium in reservoir macaque species

Background: Primates are important reservoirs for human diseases, but their infection status and disease dynamics are difficult to track in the wild.

Characterization and optimization of the haemozoin-like crystal (HLC) assay to determine Hz…

Background: The haem-haemozoin biocrystallization pathway is an attractive target where several efficacious and safe anti-malarial drugs act.

Kenya Ministry of Health Launches the Revised Kenya Malaria Strategy 2009-2018

Many countries are updating their national malaria strategies because of changing global events. There has been a call for serious focus on malaria elimination by 2040. The United Nations has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals that calls for an end of epidemics and universal health coverage and the Global Fund is using national strategies as a basis for its new funding mechanism. Kenya is no exception.

The Unseen Impacts of NTDs

When we talk about the effects of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), we have a tendency to focus on the physical and economic impacts alone, ignoring a major side effect of these conditions. In recognition of World Mental Health Day on October 10, we are taking a look at the unseen consequences of one of the […]

Celebrating NTD Success Stories: Good News from Haiti

During the month of October, END7 student supporters are celebrating NTD Success Stories — spreading the exciting news that many countries around the world have already made incredible progress towards the control and elimination of some NTDs. In recent weeks, there have been many new successes to celebrate, like the announcement two weeks ago that […]

Nodular Worm Infections in Wild Non-human Primates and Humans Living in the Sebitoli Area…

by Marie Cibot, Jacques Guillot, Sophie Lafosse, Céline Bon, Andrew Seguya, Sabrina Krief Background Nodular Oesophagostomum genus nematodes are a major public health concern in some African regions because they can be lethal to humans. Their relatively high prevalence in people has been described in Uganda recently. While non-human primates also harbor Oesophagostomum spp., the epidemiology of this oesophagostomosis and the role of these animals as reservoirs of the infection in Eastern Africa are not yet well documented

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