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The latest news on tropical disease research, as assembled by the TropIKA.net editorial team.

 

1 Aug 2011

WHO bans serological tests for active TB

Blood tests for TB are ‘bad practice,’ says the agency
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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.
Source: TropIKA.net
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11 Jul 2011

MDG Report 2011 highlights progress, distance to go

“Promises made must be promises kept”
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6 Jul 2011

Malaria R&D needs better coordination

Investments could go to waste without improved policies
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6 Jun 2011

Google launches ‘Dengue Trends’

By tapping its online dataset, Google’s new tool could transform surveillance of the neglected disease
Source: TropIKA.net
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23 May 2011

TDR wins 2011 Gates Award for Global Health

TDR joins 10 other winners of the world’s largest public health prize
Source: Global Health Council
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18 May 2011

WHO launches World Health Statistics report

Life expectancy among women down in South Africa
Source: Associated Press
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18 May 2011

New dengue vaccine to launch in 2014

Sanofi-Pasteur says its lead candidate may be ready for priority countries in less than three years
Source: Reuters
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25 Apr 2011

Malaria-Fighting Plants May Soon Go Extinct

Under-researched and over-exploited, ages-old natural treatments for symptoms of malaria are critically endangered.
Source: TropIKA.net
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11 Apr 2011

The most important drug in the world—and the plan for saving it

Artemisinin resistance is the single most important threat to global malaria control with the potential to reverse many of the gains made to date. Whether it does may hinge on WHO’s new Global Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment (GPARC) and how countries around the world choose to respond.
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