Communities of practice
Rarely life-threatening, lymphatic filariasis causes widespread and chronic suffering, disability, and social stigma. It can lead to grotesquely swollen limbs - a condition known as elephantiasis.
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.
5 Jul 2010
How the world’s most ambitious infectious disease elimination effort came to be, and what stands in the way of success.
1 Aug 2011
Togo, sub-Saharan Africa’s first to stop MDAs for the mosquito-borne disease, has achieved an important feat with few resources.
28 Feb 2011
If health surveillance systems are strengthened and mapping is used to identify “hotspots", then elimination is possible of lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, rabies, trachoma, and soil-transmitted parasites.
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?
15 Jan 2010
The burden of infectious disease in Haiti is already the worst in the Americas region. Will this new disaster disrupt long-term efforts to bring these diseases under control?
18 Jul 2011
New research says the cheap, commonly-used endectocide could dramatically reduce transmission
21 Jan 2011
Researchers claim to have shown that “vertical” disease control programmes distort national policies and erode countries’ ability to provide basic care.
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?