ENPNewswire-August 27, 2019--EISAI PROVIDES TANKS TO SUPPLY CLEAN WATER TO NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
ENDEMIC REGIONS IN KENYA, IN COLLABORATION WITH MERCK
The work of the expert team - consisting of Rafael Argiles Herrero and Danilo de Oliveira Carvalho, technical officers of the Insect Pest Control Section at the joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, and Rajpal Yadav, scientist, Vector Ecology and Management, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
, WHO - is expected to help Bangladesh in successfully tackling the diseases caused by the Aedes mosquito population in the country.
Professor Nick Casewell, a researcher at LSTM who will give a talk on neglected tropical diseases
, says: "Snakes strike both fear and fascination in people ...
The government of Eswatini, the World Health Organization through the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
, the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Young Heroes and other development partners supported the campaign.
Published in Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases
, the study used monthly temperature data to estimate how changing climates might allow mosquitoes to expand their territories.
In 2017, about 35,000 snakebite cases were reported in the country, according to the Ministry of Health's Neglected Tropical Diseases
department (NTD) while in 2015 and 2016, reported cases stood at 5,000 and 15,000 respectively.The rising figure, according to NTD is due to improved data collection.
'A WHO expert is arriving from Tunisia for training of case management of the ailment and other neglected tropical diseases
. The trainer would also inform the participants regarding use of injections and thermal methods of treatment,' he said.
THE Anambra State Ministry of Health in Collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, The Carter Centre and other partner Agencies have commenced the 2019 distribution of Neglected Tropical Diseases
(NTD) drugs across the 21 council areas in the state.
The funding is a significant boost to ongoing efforts by the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases
(ESPEN), a five-year project which was launched by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) in 2016 to support African countries to reduce the burden of five most prevalent Neglected Tropical Diseases
in Africa, including Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), Onchocerciasis (Oncho), Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH), Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Trachoma (TRA).
The Ambassador of the Neglected Tropical Diseases
(NTD) under the Ministry of Health has donated several pieces of mattresses to the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in Bong County.
"Poor sanitation is also a major factor in the transmission of neglected tropical diseases
such as intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma as well as contributing to malnutrition," she said.