ESPEN: Switzerland invests in combating Neglected Tropical Diseases
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ESPEN: Switzerland invests in combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

With the “ESPEN” project, the World Health Organization has declared war on five Neglected Tropical Diseases. The WHO can now also count on the support of Switzerland: the Swiss Government has agreed to contribute CHF 7,4 million to the project. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Some of these...

Novartis to expand commitment to Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Novartis to expand commitment to Neglected Tropical Diseases

The pharmaceutical company is joining the Global Chagas Disease Coalition to help improve access to diagnosis and treatment for people suffering from Chagas. Additionally, Novartis has announced the launch of a multinational study in people suffering from the Neglected Tropical Disease. Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, affects over a six million people worldwide. ...

Record investment in the fight against poverty diseases
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Record investment in the fight against poverty diseases

A newly published report by the global think tank Policy Cures Research indicates that research and development for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are receiving more funding than ever. But there is still a long way to go until these diseases of poverty are no longer burdening countries in Asia and Africa. NTD networks from Switzerland,...

Unaffordable: When poverty defines health
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Unaffordable: When poverty defines health

Poverty is bad for health, not least for those surviving on little money, who often have to put their own health last. New studies of health spending in private households in India and Cameroon underline the financial burden faced by poor people in their efforts to treat neglected tropical diseases. Numerous studies have already shown...

Online course on Implementation research (IR) and Diseases of Poverty
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Online course on Implementation research (IR) and Diseases of Poverty

Implementation research (IR) helps design strategies or solutions to overcome bottlenecks that prevent proven and innovative public health interventions to reach the people who need them and ensure that these interventions are used in a manner that results in the outcome for which they were intended. Such solutions include how to overcome barriers to adoption...

Happy Birthday SANTD!
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Happy Birthday SANTD!

The Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases SANTD is going to be one year old. We are celebrating by launching a shared website. Welcome to our brand new presence in the digital space. But please use caution, as the red color might not have completely dried yet. This website will give us a platform to...

Switzerland lives up to its responsibility
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Switzerland lives up to its responsibility

10 Swiss NGOs, educational and research institutes and pharmaceutical companies are uniting in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. On April 20, the ‘Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases’ was founded in Geneva. With the motto of ‘Leaving no one behind’, the United Nations promotes its sustainable development goals. Yet these can only be achieved...