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Éléphantiasis

Historic Health Push Aims To Wipe Out Elephantiasis, Disease That Causes Intense Social Stigma And Pain

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

Though nearly 1.4 billion people are at risk of developing a disfiguring disease that’s easily preventable, it remains one of the most overlooked co...

Experts: Putting Neglected Diseases On The Table Could End World Hunger

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact

By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attempts to end global hunger and improve education are being hampered b...

Mystery Illness Turns Mom Into The Hulk

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

Moms are commonly referred to as superheroes, but one mom has more reason to than most. Helen Stephens, 50, compares herself to the Incredible Hulk...

Despite Big Obstacles, Haiti Making Remarkable Progress Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Haiti is not an easy place to fight disease even in the best of times. For decades, poverty, government instability and other realities often stood in the way of success. This is why the recent data showing Haiti is protecting its entire population from lymphatic filariasis is a milestone.

WATCH: Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne Can't Sit Through This Graphic Video

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

More than 1 billion people suffer from natural tropical diseases that are so devastating, advocates who want to help can barely sit through a short vi...

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.

Notre Dame Offers Free Online Course in Haitian Language and Culture

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Notre Dame is offering Professor Karen Richman's "Creole Language and Culture" class as a free online course, recommended for anyone planning to participating in the Haitian relief effort.