U.S. Cuts to Global Health Budget “Mass-scale Malpractice”
Public health workers, activists and policymakers are stepping up a last-minute campaign to highlight the global health impact of historic, sweeping cuts to the U.S. federal budget due to go into effect Friday if Congress doesn’t act. While some are suggesting that the automatic reductions, known here as the “sequester”, could set back health-related research and outcomes by a generation, others are warning that NGOs and project implementers, long working on the assumption that the cutbacks would be averted, are now finding themselves massively underprepared for how to operate on slashed budgets. “While these budge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carey L. Biron Tags: Active Citizens Aid Development & Aid Financial Crisis Headlines Health North America Poverty & MDGs Women's Health World HIV/AIDS sequester United States Source Type: news

Neglected tropical diseases: mapping occurrence and tracking control
Mobile and mapping technologies can play a key role in controlling NTDs, but more effort is required to put them into the hands of frontline workersGPS-enabled smart phones, satnavs and Google maps provide a wealth of data on geographical locations and the things we are interested in. Such geographical richness is not readily available to programmes that tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – a group of chronic and disabling diseases that mainly occur in the tropics.The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study estimated that NTDs account for only 1% of disability-adjusted life years worldwide. This aggregate figu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts Guardian Professional Infectious diseases Malaria and infectious diseases Health Society Global development professionals network Science Source Type: news

Discovery May Lead To New Treatments For Deadly Sleeping Sickness
While its common name may make it sound almost whimsical, sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is in reality a potentially fatal parasitic infection that has ravaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa for decades, and it continues to infect thousands of people every year. Few drugs have been developed to treat sleeping sickness since the 1940s, and those still in use are highly toxic, sometimes causing painful side effects and even death... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

Mathematical Model Suggests Wild Animals May Contribute To The Resurgence Of African Sleeping Sickness
Wild animals may be a key contributor to the continuing spread of African sleeping sickness, new research published in PLOS Computational Biology shows. The West African form of the disease, also known as Gambiense Human African trypanosomiasis, affects around 10,000 people in Africa every year and is deadly if left untreated... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

Wild animals may contribute to the resurgence of African sleeping sickness
Wild animals may be a key contributor to the continuing spread of African sleeping sickness, new research shows. The West African form of the disease, also known as Gambiense Human African trypanosomiasis, affects around 10,000 people in Africa every year and is deadly if left untreated. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wild animals may contribute to the resurgence of African sleeping sickness
(Public Library of Science) Wild animals may be a key contributor to the continuing spread of African sleeping sickness, new research published in PLOS Computational Biology shows. The West African form of the disease, also known as Gambiense Human African trypanosomiasis, affects around 10,000 people in Africa every year and is deadly if left untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 17, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fighting sleep: UGA discovery may lead to new treatments for deadly sleeping sickness
(University of Georgia) While its common name may make it sound almost whimsical, sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is in reality a potentially fatal parasitic infection that has ravaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa for decades, and it continues to infect thousands of people every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 17, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news