Neglected tropical diseases

Easier access in Mali provides renewed opportunities for dracunculiasis eradication

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Women collecting water from a village pond, Mali.

11 November 2014 | Geneva

From January until the end of September 2014, WHO has received reports of 101 confirmed cases of dracunculiasis (also known as guinea-worm disease).

Improved contact with some previously inaccessible endemic areas in Mali are uncovering a number of cases.

From January to September 2014, Mali alone has reported 19 cases compared with 11 in 2013.

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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