Neglected tropical diseases

All past events/information related to NTD

  • 19 December 2013 | Geneva [pdf 3.3Mb]
    Training in monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration for eliminating lymphatic filariasis Facilitators' [pdf 3.3Mb] | Learners'
  • 12 December 2013 | Geneva
    Yemen bilharzia infection levels drop by more than half. Country prepares to expand treatment for millions more.
  • 06 December 2013 | Geneva
    WHO certifies five more countries as free from dracunculiasis
  • 28 November 2013 | Geneva [pdf 7.6Mb]
    Control and surveillance of human African trypanosomiasis. Report of a WHO Expert Committee (TRS N°984)
  • 15 November 2013 | Geneva
    Italy recognizes Department’s contribution to overcoming neglected tropical diseases and expanding preventive chemotherapy to millions of people worldwide
  • 15 November 2013 | Geneva
    WHO to roll out implementation strategy to eliminate sleeping sickness
  • 12 November 2013 | Geneva [pdf 550kb]
    Brochure on neglected tropical diseases: "New mandate, stronger support, unprecedented opportunities"
  • 25 October 2013 | Geneva
    Scabies: a common skin disease in resource-poor tropical settings
    Scabies, one of the most common skin diseases in developing countries, affects more than 130 million people worldwide at any time.
    The greatest impact of this skin condition is in resource-poor tropical settings where it imposes a major cost on health-care systems. Scabies can also trigger renal and cardiovascular complications.
    Although scabies is not included in WHO’s portfolio of neglected tropical diseases, a new webpage highlights its global burden.
  • 02 October 2013 | Geneva
    WHO, FAO and OIE unite in their goal to eliminate human rabies and control the disease in animals
  • 27 September 2013 | Geneva
    In memoriam Dr Domique Kyelem
  • 19 September 2013 | Geneva [pdf 3.5Mb]
    New strategies, diagnostic tools and treatment regimens for lymphatic filariasis (LF) have dramatically changed prospects of LF control over the past 20 years. Just published is a new handbook for national programme managers, entomologists and parasitologists.
  • 16 September 2013 | Geneva
    In memoriam Professor Rashida Barakat, 1941–2013. Arabic version
  • 09 September 2013 | Geneva
    Disease surveillance detects first case of dracunculiasis in post-2011 Sudan
  • 02 September 2013 | Geneva
    Sudan intensifies its fight against schistosomiasis through large-scale treatment of school-age children | Photogallery
  • 20 August 2013 | Geneva
    WHO prequalifies first medicine for treatment of a neglected tropical disease. 100mg tablet of diethylcarbamazine will be used in large-scale treatment of individuals at risk of lymphatic filariasis.
  • 09 August 2013 | Geneva
    South Sudan dracunculiasis eradication campaign goes full-steam ahead, despite challenges.
  • 29 July 2013 | Geneva [pdf 1.2Mb]
    Just published ! French version of Monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration in the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis : a manual for national elimination programmes.
  • 26 July 2013 | Geneva
    New web page on Mycetoma. Please check it out !
  • 05 July 2013 | Geneva
    WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies re-evaluates the burden and methods of treatment.
  • 03 July 2013 | Geneva
    Since 2004, efforts to break the cycle of rabies neglect and rabies is becoming recognized as a priority investment.
    WHO Expert consultation on Rabies. Second Report. WHO Technical Report Series (TRS 982).
  • 02 July 2013 | Geneva [pdf 3.6Mb]
    Lymphatic filariasis: managing morbidity and preventing disability. An aide-mémoire for national programme managers
  • 27 June 2013 | Geneva
    Abstract. Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine, Phil Trans R Soc B 368: 20120146 (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society)
  • 26 June 2013 | Geneva
    Rabies vaccine bank in Kwa Zulu Natal to accelerate mass immunization of dogs
  • 21 June 2013 | Geneva [pdf 101kb]
    High-level mission reiterates need for enhanced dracunculiasis surveillance and case-containment in Ethiopia’s Gambela region
  • 12 June 2013 | Geneva
    WHO collaborates with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to highlight the need for sustained dengue prevention and control
  • 04 June 2013 | Geneva
    Yemen treats 9.6 million people for bilharzia and intestinal worms in two record-breaking 4-day public health campaigns
  • 27 May 2013 | Geneva
    World Health Assembly adopts resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.
  • 20 May 2013 | Geneva [pdf 1.3Mb]
    A bilingual informative brochure which provides a snapshot of progress being made in eradicating dracunculiasis. "Winding up the worm"
  • 19 May 2013 | Geneva [pdf 2Mb]
    Now available in Spanish: WHO Technical Report Series on the control of the leishmaniases - TRS N°949
  • 17 May 2013 | Geneva
    The Sixty-sixth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) opens in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 20 May 2013
  • 14 May 2013 | Geneva [pdf 1.3Mb]
    English and freanch leaflet, Dracunculiasis: Winding up the worm | Dracunculose : En finir avec le ver de Guinée
  • 26 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 2.3Mb]
    Summary. Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases – Second WHO report on neglected tropical diseases. | French [pdf 2.3Mb]
  • 19 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 1Mb]
    Rolling out and scaling up integrated preventive chemotherapy for selected neglected tropical diseases. Weekly Epidemiological Record, No16, 2013, 88, 161–166.
  • 17 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 4.4Mb]
    Report of a WHO meeting on elimination of African trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma brucei gambiense)
  • 11 April 2013 | Geneva
    New trial confirms effectiveness of single-dose oral antibiotic, boosting prospects for yaws eradication. Large-scale treatment campaigns to be launched in 6 countries
  • 10 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 662kb]
    Report of the Fourth meeting of the International Coordinating Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–World Health Organization project on eliminating human and dog rabies. Cebu City, Philippines, 2–4 October 2012
  • 05 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 955kb]
    Available now in French Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases : a roadmap for implementation : executive summary. | Arabic [pdf 1.2Mb] | Chinese [pdf 1.2Mb]
  • 03 April 2013 | Geneva [pdf 2.3Mb]
    Assessing the efficacy of anthelminthic drugs against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases
  • 26 March 2013 | Geneva [pdf 2.1Mb]
    Strategic and technical advisory group for neglected tropical diseases: report of a meeting of the sub-working group on monitoring and evaluation of disease-specific indicators - Lymphatic filariasis : task force for global health, Atlanta, USA, 1 October 2012
  • 26 March 2013 | Geneva [pdf 539kb]
    Report of an informal meeting on transmission assessment surveys for review of the training modules and coordination for country support, WHO headquarters, Geneva, 12–13 September 2012
  • 20 March 2013 | Geneva [pdf 358kb]
    Report of a WHO consultative meeting on developing a manual for case-management, prevention and control of post-kala-azardermal leishmaniasis. Kolkata, India, 2–3 July 2012.
  • 18 March 2013 | Geneva
    Brazilian school-based deworming and leprosy case-finding campaign targets more than 9 million children
  • 15 March 2013 | Geneva
    In a historical first, WHO records zero cases of dracunculiasis in January
  • 07 March 2013 | Geneva [pdf 46kb]
    In the wake of WHO’s publication Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020, experts recently met in Geneva to discuss its implementation.
  • 14 February 2013 | Geneva [pdf 4.2Mb]
    "Bambo has bilharzia: What children should know about bilharzia". | French [pdf 4.1Mb]
  • 12 February 2013 | Geneva
    New agreement expands access to schistosomiasis treatment for millions.
  • 08 February 2013 | Geneva [pdf 8.6Mb]
    Schistosomiasis progress report 2001–2011 and strategic plan 2012–2020 | Schistosomiasis
  • 04 February 2013 | Geneva [pdf 2.6Mb]
    Report of an informal consultation on Schistosomiasis control
  • 02 February 2013 | Geneva [pdf 205kb]
    WHO and the future of disease control programmes. The Lancet, Vol. 381
  • 01 February 2013 | Geneva
    Launch of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases Research on 30 January 2013
  • 31 January 2013 | Geneva [pdf 218kb]
    Neglected tropical diseases of Oceania: review of their prevalence, distribution, and opportunities for control. PlosNTD, Volume 7, Issue 1.
  • 29 January 2013 | Geneva
    WHO’s Executive Board recommends resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases
  • 23 January 2013 | Geneva
    Announcement – Dogs, zoonoses and public health, 2nd edition. The second edition of "Dogs, zoonoses and public health" provides a comprehensive account of the changing world and our culturally and individually diverse relationships with “man’s best friend”, the domestic dog.
  • 17 January 2013 | Geneva
    In memoriam Dr Rikk Davis
  • 11 January 2013 | Geneva [pdf 990kb]
    Monitoring and evaluation of preventive chemotherapy. Estimated number of people covered by preventive chemotherapy: update for 2010 and 2011. Weekly Epidemiological Record, No.2, 2013, 88, 17–28.
  • 09 January 2013 | Geneva
    In memoriam Dr Peter F. Beales
  • 03 January 2013 | Geneva [pdf 215kb]
    New WHO plan targets the demise of sleeping sickness. The Lancet Vol381.
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