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.
- ‘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
- 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 NTDs – Link
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