martes, 14 de junio de 2016

CDC Around the World: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

CDC Around the World: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

CDC Around the World

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Neglected Tropical Diseases
CDC Zika Updates
In the News
On the Calendar
Eliminating LF in Haiti
The Alere™ Filariasis Test Strip (FTS) is a rapid diagnostic tool that provides qualitative detection of lymphatic filariasis (LF) infection and is the test recommended by WHO for mapping and monitoring LF elimination programs. A newly developed FTS automated test reader was recently evaluated in Haiti. View full-sized photo

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Neglected Tropical Diseases

No More NTDs Twitter Chat
NTDs Twitter Chat

Elimination targets for many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are nearing. Many countries and NTDs programs are at a critical stage where better tools and information are urgently needed to ensure that positive gains made to date are not reversed, and to stay on track to eliminate these debilitating diseases for good.
In celebration of USAID’s 10 years of work to stop NTDs, please join @CDCGlobal and global health partners next week for a Twitter chat, “Tools on the Road to #NoMoreNTDs: Are we there yet?”
To join the conversation, search for #NoMoreNTDs on Twitter. If you can't participate during the event, you can still submit questions in advance through Twitter to @CDCGlobal. (Please include#NoMoreNTDs in your questions.)
DATE: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
TIME: 2–3pm ET
TOPICS: What are NTDs and why is it important to eliminate them? What progress has been made so far? What tools have contributed to this progress? What tools are still required to move toward elimination?
We look forward to your participation!

Blog of the Week
Trachoma, a disease of the eye caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis, is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Repeated infections cause the eyelid to turn inward, at which point the eyelashes scrape and permanently scar the cornea. At one time, trachoma was endemic in parts of Europe and the United States…Read blog

Blog of the week

Infographic of the Week
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Infographic NTDs

Video of the Week
Neglected tropical diseases affect over 1 billion of the world's poorest and most remote communities - that's 1 in 7 people. Uniting to Combat NTDs is a collective of global partners working to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people in support of the London Declaration / WHO Roadmap on NTD…Watch video
Video of the week

Story of the Week
"Commitment equals success." Simple and direct as that is, the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria’s Dr. Pat Lammie is convinced it’s the key to eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Haiti. Like any good CDC expert, Lammie has data to support his position. Years of collaboration among CDC, USAID, RTI, IMA World Health, the University of Notre Dame, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), along with country partners, have led to legitimate optimism that this devastating but persistent parasitic infection can be eliminated…Read story

Story of the week

CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info
Zika active transmission map

More resources on the CDC Zika website »

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Incident Management System and, working through theEmergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized its response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.

In the News

Top stories for World Immunization Week
Helio Infectious Disease NewsApril 26, 2016

On the Calendar

June 14: World Blood Donor Day
June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 16: International Day of the African Child 
June 19: World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

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