American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Deerfield, IL)
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians, and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to countrywide programs.
Data shows private facilities far less likely to provide oral rehydration therapy; stark differences point to need for engagement with the private sector Read more »
November 15, 2013
Preliminary success using "probiotics" against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children Read more »
At ASTMH Annual Meeting, scientists present new genome sequence data indicating world's most common species of malaria may be evolving to become bigger threat Read more »
May 20, 2013
Uganda: New Study Highlights Need to Continue Fight Against River Blindness [press release]
Researchers report onchocerciasis (river blindness) could make a comeback in Northwestern Uganda if annual drug distributions to fight the disease are stopped. The study, conducted... Read more »
East Africa: Long-Term Mass Drug Treatment Can Eliminate River Blindness - Study [press release]
New research provides the first evidence in East Africa that long-term community-based drug treatment alone can interrupt transmission of onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease... Read more »
Africa: New Rapid Diagnostic Test for Worm Infection [press release]
A new diagnostic test strip to rapidly detect lymphatic filariasis - also known as elephantiasis - in human blood has significant advantages over the standard card test that has... Read more »
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