I can tell you that everything you may have heard about the disease is true – it can bring severe joint pain, weakness, and fatigue. In the last 18 months, chikungunya has hit the Caribbean hard. According to recent data from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) , the first cases in the current outbreak appeared on the island of St ...
The World Health Organization estimates that in 2006 there were 190–330 million malaria episodes, leading to nearly 1 million malaria-related deaths. While malaria is endemic in most tropical and subtropical regions, 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, and most are among children under age 5.
To date, the WBG has committed some US$ 160 million to NTDs in Africa from a combination of national and regional programs, including the Senegal River Basin Project and the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project, which focuses on integrating NTD treatment in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger of five preventable NTDs and preventing ...
Disclosable Restructuring Paper - Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases - P149526 (Английский) Аннотация. The development objectives of Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project for Africa is to increase access to and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases...
Deworming treats a group of neglected tropical diseases caused by parasitic worms. They are generally not lethal, but they live for the most part in the human gut, and absorb key nutrients (including iron) that would otherwise be nourishing their human hosts.
During the past forty years life expectancy in the developing world has risen and child mortality has decreased, sometimes dramatically. But progress is only one side of the picture. The toll from childhood and tropical diseases remains high even as new problems - including AIDS and the diseases of aging populations - appear on the scene.
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
Excellent points - and I am very happy you brought up both the issue of sustainability and that of sanitation and handwashing, which have more benefits than single access to water in terms of impact on neglected tropical diseases too (Esrey et al 1991).
Climate change and health impacts : how vulnerable is Bangladesh and what needs to be done? (الانكليزية)
The specific sectors supported include sustainable power and energy, sustainable cities in Africa, neglected tropical diseases, maternal health, transport, mining and environment, applied informatics and communication, crop science, dryland agriculture, water and sanitation.