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3 Mar 2008
A study conducted in Costa Rica affirms that social factors and changes in biodiversity caused by deforestation are critical to the spread of American cutaneous leishmaniasis.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Roll Back Malaria initiative, an expedition will tackle the rapids and falls of Africa’s Zambezi River to raise the profile of the war against malaria.
Source: Roll Back Malaria Partnership
A portable water purification device which claims to filter out disease causing organisms has won an international award.
Source: Vestergaard Frandsen Group
The Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH), based in Siena, Italy, is the first non-profit institute of its kind to be established by a major vaccine manufacturer.
28 Feb 2008
A trial of a seaweed-derived microbicide in South Africa found no conclusive evidence that it was effective.
27 Feb 2008
A major survey conducted over four years has revealed that more than half of the 81 countries included now have cases of XDR-TB, the virtually untreatable form of tuberculosis.
26 Feb 2008
Bush announces major increase in US funding to combat neglected tropical diseases.
Source: US White House
Dr Mirta Roses says some diseases could be eliminated by 2015.
The Indian Institute of Applied Dermatology reports that it can relieve up to 80 percent of the chronic manifestations of lymphatic filariasis.
Source: Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD)
25 Feb 2008
An international investigation has found evidence that half of all artesunate antimalarial tablets purchased in four Southeast Asian countries are counterfeit.
Source: PLoS Medicine
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