Communities of practice
Buruli ulcer is caused by a bacterium, Mycobacterium ulcerans, which belongs to the same family of organisms that cause leprosy and tuberculosis. The ulcers cause extensive destruction of skin and soft tissue, and sometimes also the bone. Patients who are not treated early often suffer long-term disability, such as restriction of joint movement. They may suffer stigma as a result of their disfigurement.
2 Jun 2010
When interventions are planned, insufficient thought is given as to whether the poorest and most vulnerable members of society will benefit, according to the findings of a new review of the evidence. The reviewers call for more research to assess which infectious disease programmes benefit the poor and to identify the mechanisms that determine “pro-poor effectiveness”.
15 Sep 2009
Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Disease Burden
18 Nov 2010
What is the place for research in global efforts to control neglected tropical diseases?
28 May 2010
Access to data from the G-FINDER survey will help funders and product developers better understand where funding gaps lie and how their investments fit into the global picture.
24 Feb 2011
The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?
20 May 2010
So far in the 21st century (and with the exception of malaria and AIDS), only four new products have become available for treating or preventing infections in poor communities.
10 Feb 2010
18 Dec 2009
The global budget for research into the infectious diseases of poverty is little changed and AIDS continues to receive a disproportionately large share of the total. But India and Brazil are emerging as key players, particular for the more neglected diseases.
23 Dec 2008
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?