ESPEN’s NTD website goes live

Global Trachoma Mapping Project supported The World Health Organisation’s Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN)* have launched a new open-access AFRO NTD portal mapping the prevalence of the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in 37 African countries.

Launched at the Geneva NTD…

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A new initiative to map a little known disease brings hope of elimination

Even amongst public health professionals podoconiosis (or endemic non-filarial elephantiasis) is one of the more neglected of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).  But much like the better-known polio or guinea-worm disease, the elimination of this debilitating condition is within sight. This eradication is only possible if proper…

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School Health Webinar Series – World Malaria Day Special

19 April 2017

The FRESH School Health and Nutrition webinar series provides monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and implementers engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle income countries across the globe. To mark World

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How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

It is unfortunately common practice for women of reproductive age to be excluded from neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programmes. This is in part due to a lack of information about how women perceive the risks and rewards of treatment. In June 2016, MSc student, Claire Gwayi-Chore joined up…

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How innovations in statistical approaches are helping to eliminate elephantiasis

Dr Emanuele Giorgi describes how a new approach for developing predictive models to diagnosis and map lymphatic filariasis is helping in the global battle to eliminate the disease.
The World Health Organisation estimates over 1 billion people are at risk of lymphatic filariasis (LF) infection. LF, commonly known as elephantiasis…

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Mapping and Modelling at COR-NTD 2016

A special interactive break-out session on how mapping and modelling approaches are helping with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) research and programme design is to be held as part of the up-coming Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) 2016 Meeting.

The “Maps and Models for…

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What 26,000 stool samples tell us?

As the TUMIKIA project reaches its halfway point, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Research Fellows, William Oswald and Katherine Halliday describe a recent midline survey conducted in households across Kwale county, coastal Kenya, as part of a large-scale cluster randomised trial.

The TUMIKIA project is a two…

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Training on Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes

An internationally renowned short-course designed to provide programme managers and researchers with the practical and technical skills they need to design, implement and measure effective Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) control programmes has held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia in September 2016.

Held over four days, ‘Training on Modern Tools…

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