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Tropical Diseases

Donors Commit $240 Million To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

April 2 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low...

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.

1 Billion Suffer From Hidden Tropical Diseases, Says WHO

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The World Health Organization estimated Thursday that 1 billion of the world's poorest people suffer from neglected tropical diseases s...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

32 Cents for AIDS Prevention

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Schistosomiasis may triple the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. However, the cost of treating this Neglected Tropical Disease is a mere 32 cents per treatment.

Six Degrees of Separation: The Anonymous Other

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward J. Murray

People who will always be anonymous to us are suffering and in need, ignored and left alone. It is possible to help them.

Transition Topic V: Free Lunch, Climate Change and Human Health

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

Industrial pollution is not our only problem. Lest you believe we are isolated from environmental degradations far off in foreign lands, visit Florida.