What if tropical diseases had as much attention as COVID?

In this article published by Nature, Prof. Francine Ntoumi addresses how the efforts to tackle Covid-19 are consequently and tragically neglecting all other diseases, for which it is estimated that all the important achiviements in terms of reducing of these recent years will be lost https://go.nature.com/2Kui5as

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse recent progress in reducing the global burden of Tuberculosis

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse recent progress in reducing the global burden of tuberculosis. The global number of deaths for tuberculosis could increase by around 200.000–400.000 in 2020 alone, as result of essential tuberculosis services disruptions due to the reallocation of human, financial and other resources from tuberculosis to the COVID-19 response, as reported […]

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INTEGRATION

“This project will improve malaria prevention strategies for both children, pregnant women and families as a whole as the study is being conducted in families which will raise awareness of malaria prevention. Furthermore, the proposed strategy can reduce the high risk estimated by the WHO that deaths from malaria double as a result of the […]

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Gloria Mason, Director for the Liberia National Ethics Review Board and member of the LiberHetica, speaker at international seminars on ethics in data sharing

Proud to have Gloria Mason, Director for the Liberia National Ethics Review Board and member of the LiberHetica (http://liberhetica.org) project in the panel of joint online seminars examining the GFBR (Global Forum on Bioethics in Research) and PHEPREN (Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network) ethics recommendations in the context of data sharing and […]

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From 2003 at the forefront of supporting Sub-Saharan Africa’s response to poverty-related infectious diseases, EDCTP plays a key role also in the African response to Covid-19

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the European Union, which since 2003 has been accelerating the clinical development of new or improved medicines for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases, is also at the forefront of […]

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Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in Africa

In Africa, pregnant women and young children are the most vulnerable to malaria. However, malaria control interventions and strategies have achivied important results in the last years. COVID-19 has now made these interventions critical, and could undo the results obtained so far, as highlighted by scientists in the Lancet: https://bit.ly/2Tfyxwn. Potentially, COVID-19 could indirectly cause […]

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Initiatives promoting hands washing against Covid-19 are growing

The fostering of hand washing included in the “Soap bubbles against coronavirus” initiative will be among the topics of a WHO webinar today. Heineken Africa Foundation will also launch an initiative similar to “Soap bubbles against the coronavirus”, with a national campaign in Sierra Leone aimed at promoting hand washing against the spread of Covid-19.

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