Neglected tropical diseases

All past events/information related to NTD

2011
  • 16 December 2011 | Geneva
    Managing morbidity and preventing disability in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: WHO Position Statement.Weekly Epidemiological Record N°51/52, 2011, 86:581–588 | More
  • 11 December 2011 | Geneva
    WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (IWGE) on the occasion of the XXIV International Congress of Hydatidology, Urumqi, China, 17 September 2011.
  • 09 December 2011 | Geneva
    Interagency Meeting on Planning the Prevention and Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases (NZDs), Geneva, 5–6 July 2011
  • 08 December 2011 | Geneva
    WHO and Gilead sign agreement for enhanced access to visceral leishmaniasis treatment. More
  • 08 December 2011 | Geneva
    Report of the WHO Informal Working Group on cystic and alveolar echinococcosis surveillance, prevention and control, 22–23 June 2011
  • 07 December 2011 | Geneva
    Examining the Relationship between Urogenital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection. PLoS NTDs: December 2011, Volume 5, Issue12, e1396. More
  • 06 December 2011 | Geneva
    Risk for human African trypanosomiasis, Central Africa, 2000-2009. Study aims at developing a method to estimate and map the risk for sleeping sickness in 6 countries.
  • 05 December 2011 | Geneva
    Mapping the foci of human African trypanosomiasis.
  • 03 November 2011 | Geneva
    Buruli Ulcer. Recognize and act now! A guide for field health workers. | French | More
  • 02 November 2011 | Geneva
    Assuring safety of Preventive chemotherapy interventions for the control of NTDs.
  • 01 November 2011 | Geneva
    A recent paper on preventive chemotherapy (PC) attempts to describe in a comprehensive and cohesive manner the rationale for PC, the core intervention recommended by WHO for four main helminth infections.
  • 31 October 2011 | Geneva
    Report of the Third conference on The Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: "Community-based interventions for NZDs prevention and control". More
  • 22 October 2011 | Geneva
    In memoriam Professor Robert Killick-Kendrick
  • 14 October 2011 | Geneva
    First anniversary update of the report "Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases"
  • 5 October 2011 | Geneva
    New funding bolsters global eradication of guinea-worm disease
  • 16 September 2011 | Geneva
    "Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases", First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases receives highly commended British Medical Association Award.
  • 09 September 2011 | Geneva
    WHO welcomes GSK support to fight intestinal worms in children
  • 26 August 2011 | Geneva
    Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report on mass drug administration in 2010. Weekly Epidemiological Record N°35, 2011, 86:377–388.
  • 23 August 2011 | Geneva
    New: Available on line. GPELF: Monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration — A manual for national elimination programmes.
  • 12 August 2011 | Geneva
    Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January — June 2011. Weekly Epidemiological Record N°33, 2011, 86:353–364.
  • 5 August 2011 | Geneva
    Obituary, Dr Likezo Mubila
  • 28 July 2011 | Zanzibar
    Launching of the programme for elimination of schistosomiasis transmission from Zanzibar
  • 25 July 2011 | South Africa
    Celebrating one year without a reported human case of rabies in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa
  • 20 July 2011 | Geneva
    Celebrated Argentine painter donates artwork to create visibility about Chagas disease.
  • 11 July 2011 | Boston
    An international meeting dedicated to eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISID-NTD) 2011. Scientific program.
  • 25 June 2011 | Geneva
    WHO Informal Consultation on echinococcosis recommends vaccination of animals to prevent human transmission.
  • 23 June 2011 | Geneva
    Now available in Russian the 2004 joint WHO/UNICEF publication entitled: "How to add deworming to vitamin A distribution".
    English and French
  • 17 June 2011 | Geneva
    Soil-transmitted helminthiases: estimates of the number of children needing preventive chemotherapy and number treated, 2009. Weekly Epidemiological Record, N°25, 2011, 86:257–268.
  • 14 June 2011 | Geneva
    Dracunculiasis global eradication campaign: Current situation
  • 06 June 2011 | Geneva
    Guidelines for monitoring the durability of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets under operational conditions aims at assisting national vector-borne disease control programmes and other agencies in monitoring durability of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets under operational conditions. This is a joint NTD/GMP publication. More
  • 06 June 2011 | Geneva
    Students from the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies visiting WHO’s Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • 01 June 2011 | Geneva
    The Washington-based Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report on "The Causes and Impacts of Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases: Opportunities for Integrated Intervention Strategies". More on IOM
  • 25 May 2011 | Geneva
    World Health Assembly (WHA) 64 ends. Calls for an annual report on status of eradicating dracunculiasis.
  • 23 May 2011 | Geneva
    New cases of human African trypanosomiasis continue to drop. Decline strengthens prospects for elimination.
  • 16 May 2011 | Geneva
    "Never forget people" - Dr Margaret Chan's message to health officials attending the 64th World Health Assembly. Neglected tropical diseases: "Support for these diseases has increased exponentially, measured most especially in massive drug donations from both traditional and newly supportive pharmaceutical companies.
  • 05 May 2011 | Geneva
    Obituary Professor Gustavo Kourí Flores
  • 16 Apr. 2011 | Geneva
    In memoriam Dr Isabel Minguez tudela
  • 01 Apr. 2011 | S. Africa
    Official launch of a rabies elimination programme funded by the Gates Foundation and coordinated by WHO.
  • 01 Apr. 2011 | Geneva
    Elimination of suffering due to schistosomiasis is possible – WHO calls for concerted intensified action.
  • 31 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    Assessment of the anthelmintic efficacy of albendazole in school children in seven countries where soil-transmitted helminths are endemic. More
  • 25 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    The EFINTD calls for Proposals for Junior Fellowships commencing April 2012
  • 17 Mar. 2011 | Colombo
    Sri Lanka: Dengue deaths declining. For the first time in two years reports of dengue fatalities and infections in Sri Lanka are falling. More
  • 11 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    Dracunculiasis: WHO upbeat about eradicating dracunculiasis. Reiterates call for stricter surveillance and instant case-reporting.
    Audio summary–Dracunculiasis, 00:06:30 [mp3 3.37Mb]
  • 08 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    WHO–sanofi-aventis partnership: extension of agreement to combat human African trypanosomiasis, Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and yaws.
  • 08 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    The Immunological Basis for Immunization Series: Module 17 - Rabies.
  • 07 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    WHO signs agreement with Bayer extending donation of medicine to fight Chagas disease
  • 01 Mar. 2011 | Geneva
    Report of the WHO Expert Consultation on Foodborne Trematode Infections & Taeniasis/Cysticercosis
  • 27 Feb. 2011 | Geneva
    WHO: One billion praziquantel tablets needed each year to treat schistosomiasis.
    Audio summary–Schistosomiasis, 00:05:29 [mp3 3.31Mb]
  • 23 Feb. 2011 | Geneva
    The Human African Trypanosomiasis Control and Surveillance Programme of the World Health Organization 2000–2009: The Way Forward. More
  • 17 Feb. 2011 | Geneva
    Elimination of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Mapping of Selected Diseases from PloS
  • 27 Jan. 2011 | Geneva
    NTD releases first online atlas on dracunculiasis eradication. | More
  • 24 January 2011 | Geneva
    World Health Organization Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: halfway towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis.
    Audio summary–Lymphatic filariasis, 00:05:24 [mp3 3.01Mb]
  • 24 Jan. 2011 | Geneva
    Control of leishmaniases is now available! Report of a meeting of the WHO Expert Committee - TRS N°949. | French | Arabic | Russian
  • 17 Jan. 2011 | Geneva
    The Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan presents her report to the 128th session of the WHO Executive Board.
  • 09 Jan. 2011 | Geneva
    Spanish version of Dengue guidelines, for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control is now available! More
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