Neglected tropical diseases

All past events/information related to NTD – 2009

2009
  • 29 Dec. 09 | Geneva
    End-of-year message of the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan
  • 22 Dec. 09 | Geneva
    The World Health Organization (WHO) certifies seven more countries as being free of guinea-worm disease (dracunculiasis) and calls for heightened surveillance as eradication efforts accelerate.
  • 21 Dec. 09 | Geneva
    Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Working Group Meeting Reports 2009.
  • 15 Dec. 09 | Geneva
    The annual number of cases of snakebite worldwide is about 5 million. Between 100 000 to 200 000 people die from such bites. This includes 35% of all child deaths from venomous bites and stings. Source: WHO 'World Report on Child Injury Prevention' - Snakebites - Box 6.1 Pages 128 - 129. More
  • 25 Nov. 09 | Geneva
    A Report for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG)
  • 18 Nov. 09 | Geneva
    1st IVM stakeholders' meeting, WHO/HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 November 2009
  • 18 Nov. 09 | Geneva
    Dengue: Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. New Edition 2009.
  • 09 Nov. 09 | Geneva
    WHO rolls out new combination treatment for sleeping sickness. More
  • 03 Nov. 09 | Geneva
    Elimination of schistosomiasis from low-transmission areas. Report of a WHO Informal Consultation, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 18–19 August 2008
  • 30 Oct. 09 | Geneva
    Urogenital schistosomiasis – Statement
    Audio summary–Urogenital schistosomiasis, 00:03:27 [mp3 1.90Mb]
  • 20 Oct. 09 | Geneva
    During the 49th PAHO Directing Council, Washington, D.C., USA, 28 September - 2 October 2009, Member States adopted the resolution "Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Poverty-related Infections. French | Spanish
  • 11 Aug. 09 | Madrid
    International Symposium on advances in visceral leishmaniasis therapy – Statement on the outcome of the meeting. More
  • 01 Aug. 09 | Geneva
    WHO Consultation on development of a global action plan for integrated vector management (IVM). Geneva, Switzerland, 1–3 December 2008
  • 16 July 09 | Geneva
    Buruli ulcer: the case for early treatment
    Audio summary–Buruli, 00:07:21 [mp3 4.20Mb]
  • 13 July 09 | Geneva
    "We will fight neglected tropical disease"
  • 01 July 09 | Geneva
    New drug being tested in Africa for river blindness
  • 11-12 June 09 | Rome
    Joint NTD-G8 Development Ministers' Meeting to discuss research and control of neglected tropical diseases; workshop organized by the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Italian 'Comitato Nazionale di Biosicurezza, Biotecnologie e Science della Vita'.
  • 10 June 09 | Geneva
    USAID has launched a new website dedicated to the NTD Initiative.
  • 23 May 09 | Geneva
    Interventions for American cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Review, The Cochrane Collaboration 2009, Issue 2 by U. González, M. Pinart, M. Rengifo-Pardo, A. Macaya, J. Alvar, J. A. Tweed. More on Leishmaniasis
  • 16 May 09 | Geneva
    Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF)
    Audio summary–Dengue, 00:04:25 [mp3 2.50Mb]
  • 12 May 09 | Geneva
    Report of the STAG on Neglected Tropical Diseases, April 2009
  • 08 May 09 | Geneva
    WHO includes combination of eflornithine and nifurtimox in its Essential List of Medicine for the treatment of human African trypanosomiasis. French
  • 07 May 09 | Geneva
    Fifth International Course on African Trypanosomoses, Nairobi, 5–23 October 2009. French
  • 04 May 09 | Geneva
    4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • 01 May 09 | Geneva
    Rescuing the bottom billion through control of neglected tropical diseases from the Lancet.
    More at The Lancet
  • 27 Apr. 09 | Geneva
    Ongoing neglect of leishmaniasis from The Lancet Vol. 9, May 2009. More
  • 27 Apr. 09 | Geneva
    Peter Hotez, MD, PHD, FAAP, appointed as Distinguished Research Professor
  • 24 Apr. 09 | Geneva
    Integrated control of neglected zoonotic diseases in Africa. Outcome of Nairobi meeting. Extract from Weekly Epidemiological Record 2009, 17.
  • 17 Apr. 09 | Geneva
    Leprosy: Why is elimination so elusive?
    Audio summary–Leprosy, 00:05:55 [mp3 2.50Mb]
  • 02 Apr. 09 | Geneva
    First IVM Advocacy Working Group Meeting was held to develop and launch an advocacy strategy for adoption of IVM at regional and national level, and to review the global action plan for IVM
  • 27 Mar. 09 | Geneva
    Rabies is a fatal disease mainly transmitted to humans through dog bite. A Gates Foundation/WHO joint project has been launched to show that human rabies can be eliminated through dog rabies elimination in Africa and Asia.
  • 17 Mar. 09 | Geneva
    6th training course announcement on Management of programmes for communicable diseases control in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 17 Mar. 09 | Geneva
    XI International Dengue Course, 10–21 August 2009, Pedro Kourí Institute
  • 12 Mar. 09 | Geneva
    Fascioliasis: infection with the “neglected” neglected worms
    Audio summary–Fascioliasis, 00:05:09 [mp3 2.90Mb]
  • 02 Mar. 09 | Geneva
    Integrated Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Africa. Applying the “One Health” Concept. More
  • 30 Jan. 09 | Geneva
    Evidence-Based Policy on Deworming
    By D. Engels and L. Savioli, Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva
  • 30 Jan. 09 | Geneva
    Leishmaniasis: the global trend
    Audio summary–Leishmaniasis, 00:02:43 [mp3 1.78Mb]
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