neglected tropical diseases - updates

Rappler's latest stories on neglected tropical diseases


WHO unveils plan to tackle global snakebite 'emergency'

May 23, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Each year, nearly 3 million people are bitten by poisonous snakes, with an estimated 81,000-138,000 deaths

DOH: Vaccine an 'additional strategy' to fight dengue in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue such as cleaning one s surroundings is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika

FIGHTING DENGUE. The government will procure millions of Dengvaxia doses to immunize Grade 4 public school students in selected regions. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur

PH spends less than P1B to fight neglected tropical diseases

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:07 PM

The country s health department only has P887 182 612 20 03 million in its 2015 budget for NTDs This is billions of dollars lower than the 2 9 billion recommended by the World Health Organization

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. A Filipino leprosy patient's hand is seen as he joins a rally outside the Tala Leprosarium in Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines on February 16, 2009. File photo by Alanah Torralba/EPA

WHO: Rabies control in Visayas improved

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Investment in dog vaccination is the more cost effective way to control and eliminate rabies says the World Health Organization

VACCINATE DOGS. In this file photo, a Filipino holds her pet as the dog receives free vaccination shots in Makati City, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

PH among nations with highest dengue incidence in W. Pacific

Feb 19, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Globally the World Health Organization says the needed investment target to sustain vector control is an average of 510 million per year from 2015 to 2030

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year