Latest news & ISNTD in the press
Ennaid Therapeutics Invited to Participate in the ISNTD d³ 2016 drug discovery & diagnostics conference in London
The President and CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics, Darnisha Harrison, will be speaking at the 2016 ISNTD d3 conference. The conference will take place on May 25th and 26th in London, United Kingdom and will address the drug discovery, development and diagnostics equation over two days...
The changing landscape of malaria diagnostics
Vera Unwin (BugBitten Blog)
As many malaria control programs progress towards elimination, more diligent surveillance and monitoring programmes become the focus of elimination programs. Mass Drug Administration (MDA) strategies are being considered [...]
by Robert Herriman (Outbreak News Today)
April 14th 2017
Despite 6-7 million patients worldwide, in both poor and wealthy regions, Chagas disease remains one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases globally. Treatments currently exist, however diagnosis remains difficult and current medicines need improving. In addition, the vast majority of patients infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite causing Chagas disease, remain undiagnosed and [...]
Pr. Peter Hotez on World Chagas Day
Trypanosoma cruzi (CDC)
Parasitic worms may hold key to cutting spread of HIV: researchers
Alex Whiting (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
LONDON - A parasitic worm which affects millions of the world's poorest people may hold an important but little-known key to cutting the spread of HIV, researchers said ahead of a conference on the issue in London. Schistosomiasis affects at least 250 million people. It is caused by parasitic worms, picked up in infested waters, which drill through people's skin and lay eggs in their bodies.
Natural History Museum London
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Historic Health Push Aims To Wipe Out Elephantiasis, Disease That Causes Intense Social Stigma And Pain
Eleanor Goldberg (Huffington Post)
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 conditions. But a powerful new campaign hopes to change that. Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that causes a host of debilitating issues, including leading body parts, like limbs and genital organs, to swell to severe proportions, according to the World Health Organization. More than 120 million ...
Johnson & Johnson
Dengue: A Global Public Health Threat that Deserves Attention
by Marnix van Loock (Johnson & Johnson)
With the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declaring the Zika virus a “public health emergency of international concern,” the risk of vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects like mosquitoes, has been catapulted into the global spotlight. So not surprisingly, the topic was high on the agenda when I joined a group of experts at the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual conference, ISNTD Bites, last month. Along with sharing the latest research [...]
April 27th 2016
June 2015: ISNTD joins 90 organisations in an open letter to call on G7 to further increase funding for NTDs
March 2015: Bug Bitten BioMed Central Press Blog Prof Hilary Hurd
Jan 2015: London School of Economics - Prof Tim Allen - A new approach to eradicating 'neglected' tropical diseases
Oct 10th 2014: Financial Times Report: Combating Neglected Tropical Disease
May 2014: Special Report - New drugs for neglected parasitic diseases - Pan European Networks
May 18th 2014: The ISNTD d³ - A meeting to discuss drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases
May 16th 2014: Dating site tech inspires health research website
Dec 12th 2013: TDR News - Fighting NTDs in Portuguese-speaking African countries
Dec 22nd 2013: Exploring the world of disease vectors in London - International Pest Control
Dec 2013: Dalberg Report - analysis of the neglected tropical disease advocacy landscape 2013
May 2nd 2013: The Guardian - "How to keep the spotlight on neglected tropical diseases"
April 2013: "Two Birds with One Stone" - The Lancet Infectious Diseases Editorial
March 29-31st 2013: UK Health Radio Broadcast - ISNTD Coinfections panel discussions
Mar 26th 2013: "Neil Squires (DFID) talking at ISNTD Coinfections meeting" - Health & Education Advice & Resources Team.org
Feb 21st 2013: "Co-infections and neglected tropical diseases" - UK Department for International Development
Feb 2013: "ISNTD urges multidisciplinary pooling of resources to impact diseases of poverty"
Jan/Feb 2013: "News from the ISNTD Bites Meeting on Vector Control" - International Pest Control
Nov 5th 2012: "Fears over climate change impact on neglected tropical diseases" - IRIN News
Oct 31st 2012: "Climate change: will it affect the spread of vectorborne diseases?"
June 28th 2012: "Neglected tropical diseases: the future is multidisciplinary and 'one health'
June 12th 2012: "Sleeping Sickness: Human Disease Reduced by Treating Animals - Report from the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ inaugural conference"
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