Neglected zoonotic diseases (NZD)
Two new centres of excellence have joined the WHO network of Collaborating Centres for echinococcosis
Echinococcosis: a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis
and alveolar echinococcosis
09 September 2016 | Geneva –– The World Health Organization (WHO) has expanded its network of collaborating centres for echinococcosis.
The latest two centres in Xinjiang, China and in Rome, Italy will help sustain control strategies and the implementation of uniform operational procedures, testing and training.
02 June 2016 | Geneva -- T. solium-induced neurocysticercosis is a global public health problem with important socioeconomic impacts. Neurocysticercosis, the cause of serious, potentially lethal health conditions such as epilepsy, remains an under-recognized public health concern.
Two new documents are now available:
- Rationale for investment and action: Taenia solium infection burdens economies, societies and individuals
-Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis diagnostic tools: Report of a stakeholder meeting
28 September 2016 ¦ Geneva –– The World Health Organization (WHO) is collaborating with partners, stakeholders and agencies to ensure a continued supply of human and dog vaccines and rabies immunoglobulins to sustain global efforts to eliminate human rabies by 2030.
WHO is also closely following the potential benefits that convergent technology can bring to facilitate the delivery of vaccines and immunoglobulins to remote rabies endemic areas and regions.
Public consultation of experts to join the Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for Taenia solium Neurocysticercosis (NCC)
Human rabies: better coordination and emerging technology to improve access to vaccines
A new Chair and Co-Chair selected to lead the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis
Upcoming meetings & events
Most recent publications on NZD
10 facts on rabies
Moves to consign rabies to history
2016: the beginning of the end of rabies?
Achieving a common good
Sri Lanka takes action towards a target of zero rabies death by 2020