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Cholera is a diarrhoeal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is usually transmitted via contaminated water and food. In its most severe form it begins suddenly and can cause death by severe dehydration and kidney failure. Major outbreaks occur with explosive increases in the number of cases. Although, about 75% of infected people have no symptoms, cholera can be serious for children and adults. People with lower immunity, such as malnourished children or people living with HIV, are at greater risk of death.
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”.
30 Oct 2009
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.
5 Mar 2010
A TropIKA.net round-up of new developments concerning the infectious diseases of poverty.
1 Mar 2011
Over 100 million people die from cholera each year. As an oral vaccine begins a major trial in Bangladesh, we ask what other new control tools are needed to confront the continuing pandemic of this infectious disease of poverty.
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?
10 Jun 2011
Rain and rising temperatures may offer an early warning of outbreaks, but investment in WASH is waning
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.
15 May 2009
23 Dec 2008
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?