Louise Hamill, Michele Murdoch, Mathias Esum, Jerome Fru, Samuel Teghen, Wasso Ernestine, Anicetus Suireng, Peter Enyong
Despite ‘unprecedented progress’ further gains depend on water and sanitation, says the World Health Organization 87-year
In our lifetime, these diseases that have been plagues of humankind since antiquity can become but a memory.
The ultimate goal of the National Rabies Control Committee is to declare the Philippines a rabies-free country by the year
In the small village of Dana Toc in Myanmar, community organizers are engaged in the task of gathering all their neighbors
In 1941, clinical trials with Promin, a sulfone drug, began with six volunteer leprosy patients at the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s
This piece was co authored by Virginia Sarah with Geordie Woods, Technical Adviser Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sightsavers
José Ramirez, Jr. is a friend of mine. He was forcibly sent to an “institution,” stripped of his name, and assigned a number
Most Americans have never heard of them. But intestinal worms known as soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) were once endemic
A proactive and integrated approach is important to control dengue Aside from vector control strategies and vaccines, it
In certain circles, I’m starting to be known as the “worm lady”. This is partly on account of the large jar of worms I sometimes
Stephanie Ogden, and contributors Tseguereda Abraham and Gobezie Ayalew, work with CARE, an organization that works around
A group of parasitic and bacterial diseases, NTDs affect the world’s poorest people and cause substantial illness for more
Too many people are suffering and too much potential is being wasted to settle for second best.
One of the lesser known success stories in global health is about the progress we have made over the past decade in controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. And yes, the term "neglected" is there for a reason: because these diseases affect the poorest of the poor and have endured largely due to indifference and neglect.
I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.
The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.
The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.
Today the poorest people living in our nation still suffer from a group of diseases linked to extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States. Many of them will be afflicted with neglected tropical diseases. Are we ready?