About: tropical diseases

Development Policy 25-04-2018

The clock is ticking on malaria

With drug and insecticide resistance on the rise and slow progress in reducing cases and deaths, the clock is ticking on malaria. The EU must join other health leaders and scale up its efforts to fight the disease, writes Charles Goerens.
Development Policy 22-10-2015

Ivermectin: A Nobel Prize medicine inaccessible to the world’s poorest

The true potential of new medical breakthroughs can only be unlocked if they are offered at an affordable cost to those who need them most, writes Jose Muñoz.
Climate change threatens to take an estimated 250,000 lives each year between 2030 and 2050, mainly in developing countries. [Kuster & Wildhaber Photography]
Development Policy 23-10-2014

Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit

Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems - a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health Summit in Berlin this week. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Ebola
Health 09-10-2014

Spanish health trade union leader: We only had 15 minutes of training on Ebola

The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid's Carlos III Hospital.
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014 [Photo: Reuters]
Development Policy 31-07-2014

EU scales up aid to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The European Commission has pledged an additional €2 million to tackle the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, amid fears that the virus will spread to other parts of the world.
Asian tiger mosquito [Susan Ellis/Bugwood.org]
Development Policy 30-01-2014

Funding for ‘neglected’ tropical diseases goes from ‘rags to riches’

Dengue fever, chikungunya and other “neglected tropical diseases” have attracted growing media attention – and international funding – as global warming helped them spread to Europe. But money isn’t everything, especially for deprived populations in Africa’s remote regions that are the most affected by them, warns a WHO expert in an interview with EURACTIV.

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