Argentina and Algeria have officially been certified as free of malaria by the WHO, both becoming the second country in their respective regions to achieve this certification.
Browsing: Disease Elimination
With progress plateauing for a second consecutive year and global financing also levelling off, the WHO has called for a ‘high burden to high impact’ country-led strategy.
We look at some of the highlights of our Twitter chat (#TalkTB), where we questioned Madhukar Pai, Nandita Venkatesan and Jacob Creswell about all things tuberculosis – from diagnosis to social stigma.
A recently published study has concluded that yaws eradication will require more than a single round of mass drug treatment – as per the current WHO strategy – as researchers confirm the appearance of antibiotic-resistant strains.
Researchers have developed a novel compound, L-HIPPO, which can prevent viral budding in HIV-infected cells. It has been suggested this compound could supplement existing ‘kick and kill’ strategies, allowing complete eradication of HIV in the body.
To mark World Rabies Day take a look at our infographic highlighting the current rabies burden and summarizing the strategy aiming to ensure there are zero cases of dog-mediated rabies by 2030.
Take a look at our infographic detailing the current burden of NTDs and the goals set out by the WHO’s Roadmap – are we on track to meet targets?
DeWorm3: Demonstrating the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths
It may be possible to interrupt the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths, which affect nearly 2 billion individuals globally. Here, the authors give an overview of the DeWorm3 project, which aims to test the feasibility of interrupting soil-transmitted helminth transmission.
In this interview, Roy Anderson, Director for the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research speaks about the work undertaken by the Centre and gives his thoughts on the wider NTD field.
Despite challenges and setbacks in the decades-long struggle to eradicate polio, effective vaccines, evidence-based policy and global cooperation have brought the world closer to achieving polio eradication than ever before.