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Uniting against Neglected Tropical Diseases

LONDON, United Kingdom — Bill Gates, the world's leading thirteen pharmaceutical companies, governments and global organisations have announced unprecedented funding and support to eliminate and control ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.More than US $785 million will be donated to control or eliminate these infections that affect around 1.4 billion people in 149 endemic countries These infections kill or cause disability among the world's poorest people who live mainly in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.Speaking at the Royal College of Physicians in London, where the new private-public initiative was announced, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said: "Many of the burdens [of NTDs] have come down but in fact they haven't come down nearly far enough...

January 30, 2012 — Gozde Zorlu

International Conference on eHealth 2011

I have arrived in Malaga to cover the live blog of the International Conference on eHealth 2011. On the short flight over here, I went through the research papers to be presented on the first day of the conference which starts tomorrow - and what a way to kick things off...

November 20, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

Global health round up: 1 - 15 October

To keep you up to date with what's happening in global health, I will now be posting biweekly round ups of the most significant and interesting news, views and events.As we're focused on the more creative ways of story telling here at Creatology, I will include a selection of news and feature articles, blogs, pictures, data visualizations, videos and more...

October 20, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

Stone Age Art Kit found in South African Cave

Archaeologists have discovered two sets of art kits thought to be 100,000 years old at a cave in South Africa. The findings provide a glimpse into how early humans produced and stored ochre - a form of paint - which pushes back our understanding of when evolved complex cognition occured by around 20,000 - 30,000 years...

October 14, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

The fight against dengue fever continues

Every year, 50-100 million people are infected with the dengue fever virus, which is transmitted to humans through the bites of female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, mainly in South East Asia and South America...

August 27, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu

World Health Day: Combat Drug Resistance


Without effective antibiotics, much of modern medicine would not be possible. The treatment of cancer, the care of premature babies and even the most common surgical procedures would not be possible...

April 7, 2011 — Gozde Zorlu
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