27 January 2016

News Digest

This new section, News Digest, provides you with need-to-know news on neglected diseases.

Global health fund CEO: 'The Ebola crisis was a wake-up call'

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium mentioned in Deutsche Welle (DW) article as example of a Public-Private Partnership addressing an existing treatment gap. Read more

Our core responsibility is to combat schistosomiasis disease in Nigeria, others

Read more in Vanguard about Merck’s commitment to improving access to healthcare and support of the World Health Organisation, WHO, in the fight against schistosomiasis in Africa including Nigeria. Read more

WHO strengthens focus on water, sanitation and hygiene to accelerate elimination of neglected tropical diseases

Learn more about the World Health Organization’s global plan to integrate WASH in eliminating NTDs. Read more

Japanese Companies Attack Neglected Diseases

Several Japanese drug companies have joined a new project to find medicines to treat neglected diseases. Read more