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2013-11-01 11:22:32

Inaction has jeopardized the health and economic well-being of millions A leading cause of heart disease remains overlooked in North America's most impoverished communities, researchers said today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Chagas disease has rendered a heavy health and economic toll, yet insufficient political and medical support for gathering specific data, providing diagnosis and treatment, and developing new tools has impeded much-needed...

2013-02-26 00:21:27

New Video Builds Momentum in Global Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020 WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a hard-hitting new video released today, celebrities from around the world called for support in the global effort to control and eliminate seven diseases that plague more than 1 billion people around the world, including 500 million children. In the video, international actors and musicians witness the devastation neglected tropical diseases...

2013-02-08 11:59:31

The disease's economic burden meets or exceeds that of rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer Today, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published a new report that examines the global economic burden of Chagas disease. In the first study of its kind, researchers measured the health and economic impact of Chagas disease and found that the total economic burden of Chagas disease matches or exceeds that of many more well-known diseases such as rotavirus, Lyme disease and cervical cancer....

2012-09-27 22:21:46

Successful Public-Private Partnerships Hope to Encourage Increased Private and Public Sector Participation BERLIN, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health advocates and the pharmaceutical industry came together to discuss strategies for improved collaboration and increased private sector involvement in neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatment and control programs. During a workshop in Berlin, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda...

2012-09-12 04:20:07

Tokyo, Sept 12, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement to supply the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Headquarters: Washington D.C., President: Dr. Peter Hotez, "Sabin") with E6020, an in-house developed adjuvant that enhances the immune effects of vaccines, as well as all relevant information pertaining to the compound free of charge, to support the development of vaccines for two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - Chagas disease...

2012-08-01 06:23:32

END7 campaign fights treatable Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that infect more than 1 billion people WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities from around the world called on their fans and followers to join the END7 campaign, a global effort to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. END7 is a campaign of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Music, entertainment and fashion stars, including Katy Perry, Slash, Ewan McGregor, Stella McCartney,...

2012-06-28 20:14:26

New study published in Vaccine indicates cost of production could be as low as $0.20 per dose Research funded by the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) involving an economic analysis of producing a tetravalent dengue vaccine shows that the cost could be as low as $0.20 per dose with an annual production level of 60 million doses packaged in ten-dose vials. The study used data on a vaccine developed by US NIH and the facilities of the Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These findings...

2012-05-31 01:33:21

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine will receive up to $6.2 million over five years from the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly called SARS. "This will be our first major effort to develop a vaccine for a potential public health emergency threat in the United States. It gets us into a new area of biodefense while in the past we've been focusing on...

2012-04-24 06:26:13

Symposium on Smallpox Eradication and the Future of Global Health Featured in a Special Edition of the journal Vaccine WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special edition of Vaccine released today, Sabin President, Dr. Peter Hotez, and Sabin Executive Vice President, Dr. Ciro de Quadros, share their insights on global health innovations and advancements since the eradication of smallpox was certified by the World Health Assembly in 1980. Their commentary is...

2012-04-12 10:22:19

"Harry Potter" star joins global effort to eliminate seven diseases by 2020 LONDON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British actor Tom Felton is calling on his fans to join him in the fight to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. As an ambassador for the END7 campaign, Felton is helping to raise public awareness about these devastating diseases of poverty that infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children. (Photo:...