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Chagas disease is found only in Latin America. It is named after Carlos Chagas, a Brazilian doctor who first described the disease in 1909. He also described the life-cycle of the parasite, identified the insects that transmit the parasite, identified small mammals that act as reservoir hosts, and suggested means to help prevent its transmission.
6 Dec 2010
The neglected tropical diseases are attracting more research funding but the focus is still on simple biomedical interventions, ignoring the social context in which these diseases occur.
12 Jul 2010
16 Nov 2010
Scientists interested in research on neglected protozoan diseases were recently given an opportunity to hear presentations from leaders in the field, and to consider the emerging findings and progress of eight major research projects.
30 Sep 2010
A report on the biennial meeting of the UK’s Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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.
14 Apr 2010
TropIKA.net looks at some recent research publications on a much-neglected infectious disease of poverty.
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.
20 Jan 2009
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?