Neglected zoonotic diseases (NZD)
12 June 2017 | Geneva –– Rabies vaccines are efficacious but underutilized. Their high cost and inaccessibility have perpetuated rabies as a neglected disease. A GAVI-supported learning agenda is transforming their operational feasibility, public health impact and cost through studies in many countries.
As innovative solutions surface, efficacy and cost–effectiveness are improving.
The world is looking to GAVI to invest in rabies vaccines in 2018.
From concept to completion: demonstrating feasibility, cost–effectiveness and benefits to human health from elimination of canine rabies
Three countries known to have a high prevalence of canine rabies began rabies pilot projects in 2009: South Africa; the United Republic of Tanzania; and the Philippines. When the projects started, countries began at different stages to make impressive progress lessons were learnt from one another and they are now eager to embark on and contribute to achieving zero human rabies deaths by 2030 caused by dog-transmitted rabies.
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
Gavi's learning agenda drives change for rabies
First ever licensed vaccine and anthelmintic against the major cause of epilepsy in the developing world
Designing a minimal intervention strategy to control Taenia solium in animals with a public health impact
Upcoming meetings & events
Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies
Meeting of Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group on rabies vaccines
Most recent publications on NZD
Meeting of the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE)
Human rabies: 2016 updates and call for data
Stimulus package for eliminating dog-mediated human rabies
Taenia solium: WHO endemicity map update
10 facts on rabies