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Dracunculiasis  Click for RSS

This extremely painful condition is also known as guinea-worm disease. A parasitic worm, Dracunculus medinensis, enters the body through drinking water and emerges through the skin one or two years, later having grown to a considerable size. It is a major public health problem among many rural communities in Africa, because of the disability it causes.

Review Articles

2 Jun 2010

Do the poor benefit from infectious disease programmes?

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”.
Source: TropIKA.net Journal
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15 Sep 2009

Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Disease Burden

A review demonstrates the high burden due to NTDs in Africa. The authors call for this category of diseases to be accorded a higher priority.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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News

18 Nov 2010

Reactions to the WHO report on neglected tropical diseases

What is the place for research in global efforts to control neglected tropical diseases?
Source: TropIKA.net
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28 May 2010

Public searches now possible of database of global R&D funding

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.
Source: George Institute
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Editorial Opinions

24 Feb 2011

Funding research into the infectious diseases of poverty: what happens now?

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?
Source: TropIKA.net
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Research Articles

20 May 2010

New drugs still lacking for the infectious diseases of poverty

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.
Source: PLoS ONE
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Reports

18 Dec 2009

Neglected disease research & development: new times, new trends

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.
Source: George Institute
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