Around the world, more than 800,000 children die each year from childhood pneumonia. 99 percent of these children are living in developing countries.

November 8, 2012: Today, the World Health Organization’s African Regional Office (WHO: AFRO) donated 5 million deworming tablets to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Global Health program will host a conference to discuss past medical advances and future global health needs as research and development for

Today marks the first day of vaccinations for Phase I, Part II clinical testing of Sabin's human hookworm vaccine in Brazil.

Congratulations to WIPO Re:Search on its one year anniversary!

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary by Announcing Geopolitics Collection, Call for Papers, and More

The open-access journal, PLoS NTDs, celebrated its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this great achievement, the journal compiled editorials and research papers published over the last five years to create a collection, called “The Geopolitics of NTDs.”

The collection focuses on the geographic distribution of NTDs by region to highlight the key differences as well as similarities between the diseases in different areas around the world.

10.24.12
São Paulo, Brazil
For more than a decade, people around the world have celebrated public health successes in reducing the burden of polio on October 24th.

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