Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Nations

The employment of a new “worm index” of human development, together with additional published health information, confirms the important role neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) play in hindering the advancement of many of the world’s Muslim-majority countries.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003782

 

 

Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds

Yemen’s MoPHP and NTD partners are now exploring how the successful schistosomiasis and intestinal worm control program can be extended to also include other NTDs, such as onchocerciasis and trachoma. In 2014, the END Fund provided seed funds to support the country’s shift from individual case treatment to mass treatment with ivermectin in areas endemic for onchocerciasis—the first step towards the elimination of this disease in Yemen by 2020. Read the rest here