Roundup of articles and publications on the latest innovations in malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis

19 September 2021 – Below we feature a compilation of headlines, scientific articles, and technical reports on innovations, R&D and elimination progress towards polio, malaria, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis. We will be publishing these updates bi-weekly and hope they are useful.


Vector control

  • ‘Slash and clear’ vector control for onchocerciasis elimination and epilepsy prevention: a protocol of a cluster randomised trial in Cameroonian villages – Link
  • Genetically changed mosquitoes could transform Africa’s anti-malaria campaign – Link

Drug and vaccine development

  • Is Africa ready to produce a malaria vaccine? – Link
  • World’s first malaria vaccine generates remarkable results – Link


  • Polio: Jigawa LG targets 57,145 children for immunisation – Link

Elimination progress

  • Cambodia heads towards malaria elimination – Link


  • New Polio Cases Confirmed in Five Countries – Link
  • Genomic-informed pathogen surveillance in Africa: opportunities and challenges – Link


  • WHO declares end of polio outbreak in Malaysia – Khairy – Link


  • What Nigeria, Africa can learn from China’s eradication of malaria – Link
  • Why it’s hard to end elephantiasis, a debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes – Link
  • Towards a broader definition of value: why we underestimate the benefits of progress on NTDsLink

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