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Goal 3: Health and Well Being

Several health issues such as mortality rate, epidemics of diseases, drug abuse, sexual and reproductive health have been existed throughout the decade. Goal 3 of UN Sustainable Development Goals states “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (UN, 2016). 510 more words

Cheap drugs for all?

After my somewhat depressing previous post, I decided to comment on something a little more optimistic this time around, namely the success in getting treatments for some of world’s most underfunded diseases afflicting the world’s poorest people. 1,422 more words


WASH-NTD Integration Program Model

More than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from one or more painful, debilitating tropical diseases that disproportionately impact poor and rural populations, cause severe sickness and disability, compromise mental and physical development, contribute to childhood malnutrition, reduce school enrollment, and hinder economic productivity. 257 more words


Mycetoma and Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Medical, Scientific, and Moral Duty to Care

By Matt Dias •

By now, most everyone knows that the Zika virus is a menacing global adversary. An array of governmental health agencies, reporters, and infectious disease experts have warned about its ramifications, presented statistical outcomes, and issued travel advisories. 1,465 more words


The ‘Pathogen Box’

Last year I (Ryan West) attended the ISNTD-D3 2015 conference where I saw a presentation by Julio Martin from GSK Tres Cantos. He gave an interesting talk about open source drug discovery focusing on kinetoplastid diseases. 351 more words

Drug Discovery

Building links with polio surveillance in Ghana

By Lucas Cunningham

The COUNTDOWN team in Ghana completed a successful qPCR workshop and I stayed on in Accra and with Dr Mike Osei-Atweneboana to help consolidate research links with The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).  598 more words