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Neglected Diseases

Eliminating Diseases By Investing In WASH

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close this year and we grow closer to confirming the goals and targets that will shape the next 15 years, we must emphasize the important synergies between WASH and the control and elimination of NTDs.

Gates Annual Letter's Big 2030 Health Goals: How Do We Get Them Done?

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

We see the most effective way to reach these goals is to put authentic, humble, and proactive cause-based collaboration at the center of how we work. We've seen this work well in the case of malaria.

Uniting to Stop the Worms

David Addiss, MD, MPH | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
David Addiss, MD, MPH

'Uniting to Stop the Worms' may sound like a science fiction film headline, but intestinal worm infections -- known as soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) -- are all too real. They impair the lives of a billion people worldwide living in areas with poor sanitation.

The CDC's New Initiative on Parasitic Infections

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.

The New HHS Secretary and America's Neglected Infections of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new HHS Secretary will have a lot on her plate in 2014. It is my hope that with her unique skill set, Ms. Burwell will address this vital and most glaring health disparity among the poorest of the poor in the southern United States.

Government Support Is Key to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

His Excellency John Kufuor | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
His Excellency John Kufuor

Africa is often the focus of the global agenda, yet across the continent millions of people are also suffering from a little known group of infections called neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. More than one in six people worldwide are infected by NTDs -- and half that burden is here in Africa.

India: A Powerhouse of Innovation for Neglected Diseases?

David de Ferranti | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
David de Ferranti

Is India ready to play a leading role in health R&D? Are Indian companies interested in new products for the poor, or are they focused on more lucrative opportunities serving patients who can pay more for medicines?

To Be Rare Or to Be Neglected: For a Disease, That Is the Question

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Layla McCay

In terms of the science, it seems that "rare diseases" are more likely to be neglected than so-called "neglected tropical diseases." Perhaps in terms of NTDs, it's not the diseases but the people who have been neglected?

Novel Approaches to IP Collaborations: Advancing Cures for Neglected Diseases

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

There must be multiple approaches to leveraging intellectual property to advance the development of life-saving drugs to combat neglected diseases.

A Response to 'Charity is Dead'

Richard Chin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Chin

Julia - In response to your post: You've raised some excellent points about how we view people in need. As our virtual connections increase and we...

FDA and Vouchers for Neglected Diseases: A Bad Idea Gone Bad

Merrill Goozner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Merrill Goozner

The unintended consequences of an ill-conceived incentive scheme will be on full display when Novartis goes before an FDA advisory committee seeking approval for its anti-malarial pill.