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Neglected Tropical Diseases - a cycle of disease and desperation

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) are a selection of diseases which attract little attention globally, despite infecting up to a million people globally. The reason for this is they effect the worlds ruralist and poorest areas; contributing a significant factor into the cycle of poverty and disease, that limits a community due to the physical cognitive impairment they cause. 105 more words


Snakebites in Kwale, Kenya

I sent our DSS out looking for snake bites, and they found them! We simply asked households if anyone in the household had been bitten by a snake in the past five years. 75 more words


DeWorm3: interview on disease elimination with Peter Jourdan│Sustainabilty

by Dr Peter Jourdan, Director of Science and Policy, DeWorm3, NHM


This recent interview outlines the plans and vision for DeWorm3, a major… 242 more words

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#Zika:Is microcephaly in North-East Brazil due to virus or multi-causal?

If WHO has launched a PHEIC with regards Zika virus and possible side effects/defects like Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or microcephaly, several scientists are now pointing out other root causes for explaining both the nature of the disability and the… 361 more words

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Deconstructing the "Tropical" in Neglected Diseases


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