We have interviews with Professor Alan Fenwick, Director of SCI, and Professor David Molyneux, adviser to WHO, who have both been working on NTDs for over 25 years coming up in the next few weeks. A brilliant insight into how the world of NTDs has evolved.
Next week we’ll be live-blogging and tweeting from the Royal College of Physicians for the WHO event: Uniting to combat neglected tropical diseases which will feature Bill Gates; Director-General of WHO Dr. Margaret Chan; Managing Director of the World BankDr. Caroline Anstey, and CEOs of nine leading pharmaceutical companies to name a few!
What are the thirty ways to live longer? Well, the Telegraph publishes an article this week answering this question. Most of the suggestions are closely linked to the spread of NTD infection. Most critically, at 21, “say no to sandflies” discusses the prevalence of Leishmaniasis and the dangers it proposes.
EndtheNeglect reports on the reemergence of Schistosomiasis in China. They reflect on the reasons for the disease’s return and key issues that need to be considered before action can be taken this time around.
An ex-malaria eradication worker discusses how to combat dengue. This interesting article looks at dengue fever’s spread and how this is key to organising eradication campaigns. Apparently measures must be taken quickly before outbreaks result in “non-availability of agricultural and industrial labour, crippling the country and ruining its economy”.