Communities of practice
Yaws is a chronic infection that affects mainly the skin, bone and cartilage. It is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pertenue that can be spread in conditions where there is overcrowding, poor personal hygiene and poor sanitation. The disease is rarely fatal; however, the skin lesions it causes can lead to chronic disfigurement and disability. Yaws occurs mainly in poor communities in warm, humid, tropical areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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.
18 Mar 2010
Infectious diseases of poverty in the headlines.
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.
15 Oct 2009
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?