Global Distribution of Tropical Diseases

Communities of practice Partnerships

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

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A zoonosis is a disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans. Some of the diseases with their own sections on are zoonoses – for example human African trypanosomiasis and fascioliasis. In our Neglected zoonoses section we aim to cover a range of other zoonotic conditions that also fail to receive sufficient attention worldwide. They include: anthrax, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis (NCC), cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and rabies.

Review Articles

14 Jun 2010

Neurocysticercosis: an infectious disease of poverty and an important cause of epilepsy

Focusing on Africa, the authors of a new review argue for more action against neurocysticercosis – a consequence of Taenia solium infection – which is responsible for many cases of epilepsy.
Source: Wien Klin Wochenschr (Middle European Journal of Medicine)
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2 Jun 2010

Do the poor benefit from infectious disease programmes?

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”.
Source: Journal
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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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28 May 2010

Public searches now possible of database of global R&D funding

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.
Source: George Institute

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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?

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Research Articles

20 May 2010

New drugs still lacking for the infectious diseases of poverty

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.
Source: PLoS ONE
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25 Sep 2008

Renewed rabies vigilance needed in China

Although human rabies was previously under control in China, a recent increase in reported cases has highlighted the need for increased vigilance and stringent implementation of control measures.
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
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