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African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a severe disease, which is fatal if left untreated. It is closely related to a widespread infection of cattle known as N’gana, which restricts cattle rearing in many prime areas of Africa. Sleeping sickness claims comparatively few lives annually, but the risk of major epidemics means that surveillance and ongoing control measures must be maintained.
6 Dec 2010
The neglected tropical diseases are attracting more research funding but the focus is still on simple biomedical interventions, ignoring the social context in which these diseases occur.
2 Jul 2010
18 Nov 2010
What is the place for research in global efforts to control neglected tropical diseases?
16 Nov 2010
Scientists interested in research on neglected protozoan diseases were recently given an opportunity to hear presentations from leaders in the field, and to consider the emerging findings and progress of eight major research projects.
14 Mar 2011
Remarkable progress has been made against human African trypanosomiasis since the mid-1990s but control efforts and research should not be abandoned.
24 Feb 2011
The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?
20 May 2010
So far in the 21st century (and with the exception of malaria and AIDS), only four new products have become available for treating or preventing infections in poor communities.
16 Apr 2010
Researchers have identified a molecular target for drugs to treat human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness). Clinical trials of a new drug could begin as early as next year.
18 Dec 2009
The global budget for research into the infectious diseases of poverty is little changed and AIDS continues to receive a disproportionately large share of the total. But India and Brazil are emerging as key players, particular for the more neglected diseases.
23 Dec 2008
Is your organisation working against the infectious diseases of poverty?