The Institute of Tropical Medicine takes charge of the Noah’s Ark of tuberculosis.
2013 World Malaria Report, released this week, shows millions of people still do not receive a test for malaria.
Adventurous men who have sex with men (MSM) are more likely to take sexual risks than gay men who are not sexually active in foreign countries. It was already suspected that mobility between large cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris could be a contributing factor in the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Over 200 participants from 30 countries discuss neglected diseases and health care systems
The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will apply for a European patent for the world's first malaria vaccine. The vaccine is called “RTS,S” and was developed in collaboration with the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, PATH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Parasites with greater infectivity play a key role in treatment failure, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on October 8.
Filip Meheus is the first to detail the economic aspects of visceral leishmaniasis in India, Nepal and Sudan.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva and Standard Diagnostics, Inc. (SD) of the Republic of Korea, have developed a rapid test to screen for sleeping sickness – a deadly parasitic disease also known as human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). The test is now available for upscaled roll-out.
Instead of defining an entirely new set of health goals, the international community should renew its commitment to the realisation of the right to health for everyone, as agreed several decades ago.
Homosexual men can now order a free HIV test through the website www.swab2know.be. Users take an oral fluid sample, send it to the lab and check the results anonymously online after a few days.