Neglected tropical diseases

Kenya launches ambitious rabies elimination strategy

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40% of people bitten by suspect rabid animals are children under 15 years of age

25 September 2014 | Geneva
Human rabies is a growing public health problem in Kenya. An estimated 2000 Kenyans die annually of this preventable disease after they are bitten by rabid dogs.

Besides the mortality rate, medical costs associated with providing treatment after exposure to a dog bite is high posing substantial financial hardship to people who can least afford.

To put an end to this high endemicity, Kenya has developed its national strategy to eliminate rabies by 2030.

World Health Assembly adopts resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases

27 May 2013 | Geneva
Member States call for more focus on the growing threat and spread of dengue
The World Health Assembly today adopted resolution WHA66.12 on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.

Many countries called on WHO to focus more on the growing threat and expansion of dengue and support the scale-up of vector control activities.

Representatives from 32 countries and six speakers from nongovernmental organizations took part in the deliberations.

New phase in fight against NTDs heralds universal access to health interventions for world’s poorest

Sustained commitment key to reaching eradication and elimination targets by 2020
16 January 2013 | Geneva

The World Health Organization’s second report on neglected tropical diseases published today highlights unprecedented progress during the past two years.
Renewed momentum has shifted the world closer to eliminating many of these conditions that take their greatest toll among the poor, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality-assured, cost-effective medicines and support from global partners. | More

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