10 July 2014 | Geneva
The World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are uniting to tackle neurocysticercosis, a major cause of preventable epilepsy and disability in the world.
More than 80% of the world’s 50 million people who are affected by epilepsy live in developing countries, many of which are endemic for T. solium infections in people and pigs.
Cases occur where families in poor settings engage in community farming practices and raise free-roaming pigs, and where animals are slaughtered outside approved abattoirs.
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