Global Distribution of Tropical Diseases

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Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA)
Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA)
Research Partnerships for Neglected Diseases of Poverty
Lymphatic Filariasis

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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.

Review Articles

6 Dec 2010

Neglect of the social context

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.
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems
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5 Jul 2010

Fighting filariasis

How the world’s most ambitious infectious disease elimination effort came to be, and what stands in the way of success.

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1 Aug 2011

LF elimination is possible in the poorest of countries

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

Prospects good for the elimination of six neglected tropical diseases in the Americas

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.
Source: Pan American Health Organization ; PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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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?

15 Jan 2010

Disease control in Haiti after the earthquake

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?

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Research Articles

18 Jul 2011

Ivermectin—now an anti-malarial, too

New research says the cheap, commonly-used endectocide could dramatically reduce transmission

21 Jan 2011

Expert opinion split, as study revives an old debate

Researchers claim to have shown that “vertical” disease control programmes distort national policies and erode countries’ ability to provide basic care.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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