Source: Will Ebola change the game? Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic. The report of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Read More
New case of deadly virus emerges in west African country, which had been declared Ebola free in September Source: Ebola case in Liberia confirmed by Read More
The seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 10 November 2015. The Director General of WHO had noted the concerns expressed by the Emergency Committee in its August 2015 report with respect to circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). In response, she convened this meeting of the Emergency Committee with broader terms than was previously the case to also look at outbreaks of cVDPV. During the current polio endgame cVDPVs reflect serious gaps in immunity to poliovirus due to weaknesses in routine immunization coverage in otherwise polio-free countries.
Objective This exploratory pilot study aimed to investigate the physical and mental disease burden of unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents arriving in Bielefeld, a medium-size city in Germany.
Objective To systematically review publications on Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato species/genotypes reported in domestic intermediate and definitive hosts in South America and in human cases worldwide, taking into account those articles where DNA sequencing was performed; and to analyse the density of each type of livestock that can act as intermediate host, and features of medical importance such as cyst organ location.
Nearly 16 million people with HIV are now on life-saving an antiretrovirals (ARVs), according to a new report from UNAIDS. The addition of more than 2 million people this year alone is great, but is not fast enough says Doctors Without Borders. “It’s good news the pace of HIV treatment scale-up continues to increase, with
Categories: TBTo develop tools to meet the goals set out in the World Health Organization End TB strategy, which includes reducing tuberculosis incidence by 80 percent and deaths by 90 percent by 2035, last week the WHO announced the launch of a global action framework for tuberculosis research. The framework outlines steps at global and national […](Read more…)
Background: Tafenoquine is a long half-life primaquine analog being developed for malaria prophylaxis.
Background: Isothermal amplification techniques are emerging as a promising method for malaria diagnosis since they are capable of detecting extremely low concentrations of parasite target while mitigating the need for infrastructure and training required by other nucleic acid based tests.
Background: In Brazil, 99.7 % of malaria cases occur in the Amazon region.
DivisionGlobal Health ProgramDepartmentNeglected Tropical DiseasesLocationOff-SiteFoundation OverviewGuided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. We have four missions to: • Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive; • Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives; • Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and • Inspire people to take action to change the world. Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H
Entire communities must get drugs to kill dormant parasites and eliminate a major form of the disease, shows study.
Background: Namibia’s HIV prevalence is 13.3 %.
by Peter J. Hotez, Jennifer R. Herricks
by Arianna Andreoli, Ferdinand Mou, Jacques C. Minyem, Fidèle G. Wantong, Djeunga Noumen, Paschal K