Neglected tropical diseases
The World Health Organization (WHO) will host a Global Partners Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) on 19 April 2017.
The event, which will also launch the Fourth WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases, will recognize achievements of the past decade, sustain support towards the 2020 WHO Roadmap targets, and call on partners to facilitate availability of resources needed beyond 2020.
Representatives of Member States, donor agencies, foundations, the private sector, academia and stakeholders are expected to attend.
3 February 2017 | Geneva –– The 140th session of the WHO Executive Board has requested the World Health Assembly for a resolution on a comprehensive approach to global vector control.
It follows a review of a draft Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) 2017–2030 on 28 January. The GVCR aims to provide strategic guidance to countries to preventing diseases and responding to outbreaks.
30 January 2017 | Geneva –– Multi-stakeholders today kicked-off the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration with a call for continued investment and an expansion of the partnership with WHO to defeat neglected tropical diseases.
In 2012, leaders of several health and development organizations and industry signed the London Declaration to collectively support the achievement of the WHO 2020 targets.
27 January 2017 | Geneva –– The World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to scale-up interventions with a focus to avoid transmission of leprosy . An intensified, all-inclusive approach can prevent thousands of infections every year.
20 January 2017 | Geneva –– The World Health Organization plans to promote an integrated strategy for skin-related neglected tropical diseases that require active detection, treatment and control.
The approach is expected to provide a platform for treatment of common skin conditions, resulting in wider public health benefits.
11 January 2017| Geneva –– In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mali – one of the four countries with 5 human cases in 2015 – has, for the first time, reported zero cases.
15 December 2016 | Geneva –– WHO has conducted dracunculiasis evaluation missions in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan to assess level of readiness to finalize dossiers ahead of formal certification visits.
And, as 2016 wraps up, 23 cases of confirmed human cases have been reported from three of the four countries currently endemic for the disease.
29 November 2016 | Geneva | Cairo −− The World Health Organization (WHO) will support Egypt in implementing a domestically funded US$ 10 million project aimed at eliminating schistosomiasis.
The project, spread out over five years, also involves snail control and the promotion of other public health interventions such as access to safe water, sanitation and health education.
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Meeting of the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE)
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