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Feb 18 Webinar - WASHing away diseases: two hands at a time

February 18, 2016 Webinar, 9:00 a.m EST- WASHing away diseases: two hands at a time

Please join the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing and the USAID/WASHplus project for a webinar discussing why water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) matter to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and addressing the need for new approaches for multi-sector initiatives to promote equity, poverty alleviation, health, and well-being. 218 more words

Sanitation And Health

Zika virus outbreak in the Americas

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today declared the Zika virus outbreak in South and Central American a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). It is the first time since the Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 that the WHO has declared this status, and only the fourth time in its history. 1,032 more words

Infectious Disease

Launch of the Ross Fund at LSTM

By Russell Stothard
This Monday LSTM hosted The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP and the philanthropist Bill Gates who came to announce the launch of the… 204 more words

NTDs

WASHplus Presents Poster at ASTMH 2015

@wasplusinfo’s Renu Bery presents a poster on integrating #WASH into #NTDs at 2015 ASTMH Meeting! #integrateddev

In October 2015, WASHplus presented a poster at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting on the current situation, intervention design, behavior change plan, and expected results of its Burkina Faso WASH and neglected tropical disease (NTD) pilot activity, called “How Can Integrating Sanitation and Hygiene into an NTD Control Program Accelerate Reduction in NTDs?” View the poster here.

Hygiene

Deconstructing the "Tropical" in Neglected Diseases

BY GAIL ROBSON

The WHO-approved term “Neglected Tropical Diseases,” is ubiquitous in the global health world, often shortened to its requisite public health abbreviation “NTDs”. 831 more words

Op-Ed

The Cost of Coffee

Rice University may not have had a lot (read: any) courses on cartooning, but there was certainly a lot to learn on Global Health.  I was privileged to attend several lectures by Dr. 102 more words

Humor

Medical Entomology – It’s more than Mosquitoes!

Trying to explain what medical entomology is can of a challenge. While most people can clearly guess it is something health based, beyond that they can be stumped. 167 more words

Entomology