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Scabies: the neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk aboutArticle

Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. Covid-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020...

Michael Head 22 Apr 2021

A laboratory technician patient samples at the Amudat Hospital, Uganda. Laboratories are central to the delivery of high quality data in clinical trials. Paul Kamau
Innovation - and research - are key to killing off neglected tropical diseases in AfricaArticle

As a young medical doctor over 30 years ago, I had an experience no doctor wants to have. One of my patients, a young boy, died in my arms as we rushed him to the referral hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, to receive treatment...

Monique Wasunna 29 Jan 2021

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness researchArticle

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combined
Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combinedArticle

Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...

Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, Issued by University of the Free State 10 Sep 2020

Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIV
Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIVArticle

Almost all parents can attest to the struggle experienced at mealtimes - think aeroplane noises and bribery - to get an infant or toddler to just eat their veggies...

Issued by Cipla 6 Mar 2020

Millions of young children get malaria. These two got it in 2010.
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There's a way for modern medicine to cure diseases even when the treatments aren't profitableArticle

Strides in medicine have contributed to a dramatic increase in life expectancy over the last century. Diseases like HIV and cervical cancer that were essentially death sentences as recently as 30 years ago can now be managed...

James Leahy 28 Oct 2019

Leishmaniasis is caused by a parasite that is carried by a female sandfly. CDC/ Frank Collins
Leishmaniasis needs more attention: it causes skin lesions, and can killArticle

Leishmaniasis ranks on the World Health Organisation's list of neglected tropical diseases, along with the usual suspects such as dengue, chikungunya and rabies...

Ramona Hurdayal & Raphael Taiwo Aruleba 15 Jul 2019

Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differentlyArticle

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest stories of 2016Article

We say goodbye to 2016 by looking back at the healthcare stories that made headlines...


Preventing rheumatic heart disease
Preventing rheumatic heart diseaseArticle

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most commonly acquired heart disease in children around the world.

5 Aug 2014

Orphan drugs market offers big financial incentives
Orphan drugs market offers big financial incentivesArticle

Research from Frost & Sullivan indicates that breakthrough therapies for rare diseases command premium pricing, particularly if no alternatives exist.

2 Apr 2014

DNDi launches new HIV/AIDS drug development programme for children
DNDi launches new HIV/AIDS drug development programme for childrenArticle

Yesterday at the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced the launch of a new drug development programme to address critical unmet treatment needs of children with HIV and AIDS.

20 Jul 2011

South Africans awarded Rosalynn Carter fellowshipsArticle

Two South Africans are among 10 recipients of the 14th annual Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, named last week by the Mental Health Programme of The Carter Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

15 Jul 2010

Unique collaboration to fight TB; neglected diseases
Unique collaboration to fight TB; neglected diseasesArticle

In what is claimed to be a unique collaboration, TB Alliance and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have entered into a cross-disease license agreement to speed development of novel therapies for a range of diseases including TB.

8 Jul 2010

MIT, South Africa announce plans to join patent pool for 'neglected diseases'Article

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) will join the Pool for Open Innovation against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Science|Business reports. According to Science|Business, "MIT is the first university to contribute intellectual property to the pool," while South Africa's TIA is the first government agency to join (5/6).

10 May 2010

Misfolding... new approach offers hope new therapiesArticle

New approach to protein misfolding may lead to novel therapies for a number of diseases.

7 Dec 2009

Scientists identify compounds that hold promise for treating parasitic infectionArticle

Using an unconventional approach that they designed, University of Pittsburgh drug discoverers and their collaborators at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have identified compounds that hold promise for treating leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection that many consider one of the world's most overlooked diseases. The findings are available online today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

4 Nov 2009

SA writers shine in Carter Centre FellowshipsArticle

Two South Africans, Glynis Horning and Metzi van der Merwe, are among 10 recipients of the twelfth annual Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, named last week by the Mental Health Programme of The Carter Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

15 Jul 2009

Staggering new data shows TB-HIV co-infection a bigger threatArticle

The World Health Organization released staggering new data about the threat of tuberculosis and the toll it takes on people with HIV/AIDS today, in recognition of World TB Day.

25 Mar 2009

The death of philanthropy as we know itArticle

People around the world are getting laid off, stock markets are hurting, and banks are going belly up. In an economic environment gone haywire, philanthropy often seems to be the last thing on peoples' minds. But like many other sectors, it is undergoing major changes.

Lucy-Claire Saunders 2 Mar 2009

Lack of trained personnel hampers Sudan's efforts to offer a health serviceArticle

Sudan is finding that it is unable to rebuild its health services because it lacks healthcare workers.

19 Dec 2008

Bill Gates announces US$168 million to develop next-generation malaria vaccineArticle

Bill Gates announced on Thursday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide US$168.7 million to PATH for its Malaria Vaccine Initiative to develop vaccines for malaria -- a disease that kills thousands of African children every day.

27 Sep 2008

Benin: Flesh-eating Buruli ulcer ‘neglected disease' spreadsArticle

A tropical flesh-eating disease, Buruli ulcer, is spreading across West Africa and has infected at least 40,000 people leaving them with bloody infected wounds and swollen skin ulcers, which at their worst, require surgery or amputation, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

19 Sep 2008

Donors will pay drug industry to produce vaccines for developing countriesArticle

A controversial new public health funding mechanism, intended to stimulate pharmaceutical companies to create vaccines for diseases that affect patients in developing countries, is close to being finalised.

Tatum Anderson 8 Jul 2008

Collaboration between Novartis Institute and TB Global AllianceArticle

Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases and Global Alliance for TB Drug Development announce five-year collaboration targeted to accelerate TB treatment research and development.

Issued by Simeka TWS Communications 1 Jul 2008

Research organisations join forces to develop treatments for neglected infectious diseasesArticle

Two research organisations based in Paris, the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Institute of Research for Development) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, have announced that they will work together to develop new candidate drugs to treat visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas's disease, and sleeping sickness.

23 Jun 2008

From imitators to innovators in health-related productsArticle

New Brazilian medicines emerge for local health problems. The same trend is seen in India and China.

Issued by McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health 9 Jun 2008

The World Health Organisation is overlooking lack of access to healthcare in developing countriesArticle

While the WHO Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) met in Geneva in November to finalise their global strategy regarding access to new drug therapies, the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) concluded, in a separate meeting, that the top global priority is currently access to healthcare.

Issued by Magna Carta 14 Dec 2007

AORTIC: When people think of ill health in AfricaArticle

When people think of ill health in Africa, their minds immediately turn to AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diarrhoea and Maternal Mortality among others.

15 Oct 2007

Industry news: Pfizer launches initiative for malaria treatment and educationArticle

NAIROBI – To help address critical gaps in malaria treatment and education, Pfizer today announced the launch of Mobilize Against Malaria. This three-country initiative comprising Kenya, Ghana and Senegal will be implemented over the course of five years (2007-2011).

Issued by Magna Carta 1 Oct 2007

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