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ISNTD Bites 2017 - Interrupting Schistosomiasis Transmission: Taking sensible steps in Snail Control in Cameroon

20 July 2017

Prof. Russell Stothard gave a presentation Interrupting Schistosomiasis Transmission: Taking sensible steps in Snail Control in Cameroon, one of the p...

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Developing a Blue Print for Elimination of Onchocerciasis Meeting

09 June 2017

The NGDO Coordination Group for Onchocerciasis held a two-day meeting in London from 7th - 8th June 2017, to develop a blueprint document for the elim...

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COUNTDOWN’s Margaret Gyapong is a Heroine of Health!

17 May 2017

'Heroines of Health' is a new initiative recognising women around the world creating positive impact in global health care.
The first honorees ...

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Ghana's NTD Ambassador Throws Limelight on Neglected Tropical Diseases

09 March 2017

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Poster Presentation
Epidemiology of schistosomiasis and STH in Cameroon: Implementation research at BarombiMbo& BarombiKottoLouis

01 March 2017

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Poster Presentation
Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases as the Litmus Test for Universal Health Coverage: A health systems perspective

01 March 2017

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Poster Presentation
Health systems research priorities for Liberia: country, county and community perspectives Research agenda setting in the wake of the Ebola outbreak

01 March 2017

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Journal Article
Urogenital schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Cameroon: An epidemiological update at Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto crater lakes assessing prospects for intensified control interventions

27 February 2017

The crater lakes of Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto are well-known transmission foci of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis having had se...

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COUNTDOWN WASH Integrated Approach Receives Nod with ISNTD Award

20 February 2017

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Empowering the NTD Workforce – Highlighting Community Drug Distributors

20 February 2017

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Dr Patrick Lammie Visits COUNTDOWN Liverpool

14 February 2017

Dr Pat Lammie of The Task Force for Global Health visited the COUNTDOWN offices at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. It was a welcomed visit ...

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Cameroon: Countdown to 2020 Underway for Neglected Tropical Diseases

24 January 2017

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Cameroon Intensifies Efforts in Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

24 January 2017

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Effectiveness of Point of Care Diagnostics for Schistosomiasis

24 January 2017

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Distributing Donated Drugs a Major Challenge says UK Neglected Tropical Diseases Group

24 January 2017

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Journal Article
Study Finds the Economic Benefits of Preventive Chemotherapy in NTDs to be Potentially huge among the Poor

23 January 2017

Lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and trachoma represent the five most prevalent neglected ...

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Moving from control to elimination of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: time to change and adapt strategies

20 January 2017

Schistosomiasis is a water borne parasitic disease of global importance and with ongoing control the disease endemic landscape is changing. In sub-Sah...

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Towards interruption of schistosomiasis transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: developing an appropriate environmental surveillance framework to guide and to support ‘end game’ interventions

14 January 2017

Schistosomiasis is a waterborne parasitic disease in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly common in rural populations living in impoverished conditions. W...

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NTD-renowned Researchers call for Preventive Chemotherapy Treatment Expansion

29 November 2016

Professors David Molyneux and Russell Stothard published a paper with 16 other authors, urging the World Health Organisation to change the guidelines ...

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Tailoring Mass Drug Administration to Context: Implementation Research is Critical in Achieving Equitable Progress in the Control and Elimination of Helminth Neglected Tropical Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

05 September 2016

The concept of a technological quick fix or ‘magic-bullet’ for control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is flawed. NTDs are embed...

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Journal Article
Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS): From Case Reports to a Call for Concerted Action against this Neglected Gynaecological Disease

06 June 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

*Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is a forgotten gynaecological disease.

*Since 1899, FGS has been constantly...

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Device Promises Faster Schistosomiasis Diagnosis

11 January 2016

A device that can diagnose Schistosomiasis much faster than the gold standard has been tested successfully. It is cheap and makes diagnosing the schis...

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Deworming Drugs for Soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: Effects on Nutritional Indicators, Haemoglobin, and School Performance

23 July 2015

AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Treating children known to have worm infection may have some nutritional benefits for the individual. However, in mass treatment...

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The Sexual and Reproductive Health Issue You’ve probably never heard of…

06 July 2015

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