Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases – WHO – 16 January 2013

Posted on January 21, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases – WHO – 16 January 2013

“WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases*, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality assured, cost-effective medicines and support from global partners. The report Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases reveals new momentum has shifted the world closer to the elimination of many of these conditions that take their greatest toll amongst the poor.

Report charts progress against NTDs and sets new targets”

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Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases – A roadmap for implementation – WHO – 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases – A roadmap for implementation – WHO – 2012

WHO Director-General addresses health officials in the Western Pacific – Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health – 24 September Organization – 2012

Seven neglected tropical diseases set for elimination – WHO – 26 September 2012

“HANOI, 26 September 2012—The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a road map to help countries in the Western Pacific Region banish neglected tropical diseases to the pages of history.”

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Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases. First WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2010

Posted on January 18, 2011. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases.  First WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2010

“Neglected tropical diseases blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These close companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global public health outcomes.

Wider recognition of the public health significance of neglected tropical diseases and better knowledge of their epidemiology have stimulated necessary changes in public health thinking to approach and achieve control.

This report presents evidence to demonstrate that activities undertaken to prevent and control neglected tropical diseases are producing results – and that achievements are being recognized.By 2008, preventive chemotherapy had reached more than 670 million people in 75 countries.”ISBN 978 92 4 1564090

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