Neglected tropical diseases

Global network to support countries tackle rising tapeworm infection

Pig meat market vendor, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

20 August 2014 | Geneva

Neurocysticercosis is a leading cause of acquired epilepsy and an emerging public-health problem in the world.

Besides control and preventive interventions, a recent meeting of experts recommends the setting up of a global network to promote practical measures such as increased awareness and wider access to human and pig treatment to tackle the problem in endemic countries.

World Health Assembly adopts resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases

27 May 2013 | Geneva
Member States call for more focus on the growing threat and spread of dengue
The World Health Assembly today adopted resolution WHA66.12 on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.

Many countries called on WHO to focus more on the growing threat and expansion of dengue and support the scale-up of vector control activities.

Representatives from 32 countries and six speakers from nongovernmental organizations took part in the deliberations.

New phase in fight against NTDs heralds universal access to health interventions for world’s poorest

Sustained commitment key to reaching eradication and elimination targets by 2020
16 January 2013 | Geneva

The World Health Organization’s second report on neglected tropical diseases published today highlights unprecedented progress during the past two years.
Renewed momentum has shifted the world closer to eliminating many of these conditions that take their greatest toll among the poor, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality-assured, cost-effective medicines and support from global partners. | More

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01 September 2014 | Geneva
China’s sustained drive to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. The Lancet, Review Vol14, pp 881–892.

26 August 2014 | Geneva
Obituary. Dr Bertrand Sellin: 1946–2014

08 August 2014 | Geneva
Dracunculiasis: 27 cases reported during first half of the year

5 August 2014 | Geneva
Schistosomiase : Rapport de situation 2001–2011 et plan stratégique 2012–2020
ISBN 978924250313