Communities of practice
Fascioliasis is a parasitic condition caused by a flatworm called Fasciola. It is a zoonosis, i.e. a disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans. Animal hosts include agricultural and pet species. Parasite eggs in animal faeces can contaminate water, where they infect an intermediate host – the freshwater snail. When humans are infected they suffer first from pain and fever. In the longer term, there is severe damage to the liver and other organs.
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
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.
1 Aug 2008
The US Food and Drugs Administration introduces ‘Priority Review Vouchers.
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.
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