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  • IDB to Join Fight on Neglected Infectious Diseases / El BID combatirá las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas / O BID vai combater as doenças infecciosas negligenciadas

    Friday, September 4th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB plans major effort to fight neglected infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Bank to create grant facility to support health measures to control and eliminate diseases such as dengue and Chagas

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)—together with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical […]

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    A Call for Scaled-Up R&D for Neglected Diseases / Una llamada para más I+D para las enfermedades olvidadas / Uma chamada para aumento de P&D sobre as doenças negligenciadas

    Monday, February 23rd, 2009

    From the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi):
    MSF and DNDi Call for Scale-Up of R&D for Neglected Diseases

    Greater Governmental Leadership is needed to Foster Medical Innovation for Millions Suffering from Neglected Diseases

    The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) called today for more sustainable funding […]

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    Gates Foundation to Fund Fight Against “Neglected” Diseases / Fundación Gates dona millones para combatir enfermedades “olvidadas”

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Gates Foundation Grant Will Boost Fight against “Neglected” Diseases

    New Funds Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

    Efforts to prevent, control and eliminate “forgotten” tropical and other infectious diseases in the Americas received a new stimulus with the announcement of a $34 million grant by the Bill & […]

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    A Safe, Easy to Use Chagas Treatment for Children / Un tratamiento más seguro y fácil para los niños infectados con la enfermedad de Chagas

    Monday, August 18th, 2008

    From the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi):
    Chagas Disease Partnership Will Deliver Safe, Easy-to-Use Treatment for Children
    An agreement between Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Pharmaceutical Laboratory of Pernambuco (Lafepe) will deliver the first pediatric formulation of benznidazole, the most widely used drug for the treatment of Chagas disease, at cost and for […]

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    Digitizing the Fight Against Chagas

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    The newspaper La Nacion had an interesting report last week about Argentina’s fight against Chagas disease. The San Luis-based Universidad de La Punta (ULP) organized a meeting of 40 health officials from 10 provinces concerned with Chagas control with an eye to digitizing sanitary surveillance and control of the disease.
    Chagas disease is a serious, […]

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    Protecting Health from Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    As they promised last year, in April the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional counterpart, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), celebrated World Health Day in April by trying to educate us all about the possible health impacts of global climate change on health. Most assessments and discussions of climate change to […]

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    IDB Solicits Proposals for “Regional Public Goods” to Fund / BID solicita para propuestas promover “bienes públicos regionales”

    Friday, July 27th, 2007

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has issued its call for proposals for its fourth round of funding what it calls “regional public goods.” Every year the IDB provides up to US$10 million to finance selected proposals to support collective solutions for common or cross-border challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that can […]

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    Aiming to Eliminate Chagas by 2010

    Monday, July 9th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Global Partners Launch Renewed Battle Against Chagas The “Kissing Bug” Disease
    Strategy Set Out to Eliminate Disease
    A new effort to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 has been launched at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting of disease experts and partners. The strategy is designed to answer key questions about the […]

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    The Elections for WHO’s DG: The LAC Connection

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

    On Thursday the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) will elect a new chief executive (Director-General – DG) and the campaigning has been more intensely and publicly contested than in prior elections. One of the leading candidates and lightning rods of the campaign is Mexico’s Health Minister, Dr. Julio Frenk.
    So what?
    You may ask why you […]

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    A Sobering Look at Climate Change’s Probable Impact on the Region

    Monday, September 11th, 2006

    A collection of 20 environment and development nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)* calling themselves the Working Group on Climate Change and Development recently released a report trying to catalog current manifestations in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) of global climate change and look at probable future impacts thereof. Whether or not you wholly agree with their […]

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