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New from me, in @ConversationUK
"#Dengue in France: tropical diseases in Europe may not be that rare for much longer"…

A bit like #scabies, we do have Neglected Tropical Diseases in Europe
#ntds #beatntds
Few dozen cases of local dengue transmission, more than has been observed before (bit of a theme for #infectiousdiseases in the recent past...)

An infected traveller would have returned to France, been bitten by a local mozzie, with onward transmission from biting new humans.
Seeing more mosquito-driven disease in Europe. Loads of #westnile virus in the lowlands in northern Italy, plus a few cases across other Euro countries
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LIVE NOW: @DrTedros' address at the @WHOAFRO Regional Committee #RC72AFRO ⬇️
"The liberation of #Togo from Dracunculiasis, Human African Trypanosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma is a stunning achievement that will free many people from the threat of these devastating diseases"-@DrTedros #BeatNTDs #RC72AFRO
@DrTedros "It is very pleasing to see that reported #COVID19 cases and deaths in the @WHOAFRO region are now at their lowest levels since the pandemic began"-@DrTedros #RC72AFRO Image
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@DrTedros "Past Sunday marked World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. Neglected tropical diseases affect the poorest & most marginalized communities, & the #COVID19 pandemic has made things worse, badly disrupting services to prevent, detect & treat them"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "Nevertheless, with support from WHO and our partners, five countries eliminated a neglected tropical disease last year: Gambia and Myanmar eliminated trachoma; Côte d’Ivoire and Togo eliminated human African trypanosomiasis, and Malawi eliminated lymphatic filariasis"-@DrTedros
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It's World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day!
Chagas disease
River blindness
Sleeping sickness
& other neglected tropical diseases affect 1 BILLION people 🌍!
Neglected tropical diseases are:
1️⃣Responsible for thousands of preventable deaths
2️⃣Found in🌍's poorest regions
3️⃣Caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi & toxins
4️⃣Associated with stigma & social exclusion
5️⃣43 countries eliminated at least 1 of these diseases

It's World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day! DYK:

🔺River blindness
🔺Intestinal worm infections

are treatable & preventable when detected early! Delay in seeking treatment & care can result in life-long disability & death. Let's #BeatNTDs!
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"First of all, I would like to thank Your Excellency Dasho Dechen Wangmo for your leadership this week as President of the #WHA74"-@DrTedros
"I would also like to thank the Chair of Committee A, Dr Adriana Amarilla of #Paraguay, and the Chair of Committee B, Dr Iferemi Waqainabete of #Fiji. Thank you both for your leadership this week"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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The definition of #EnvironmentalRacism: (noun) A type of racism perpetrated by the disproportionate location of environmental hazards near economically and socially disadvantaged areas”.
This type of targeted neglect has led to #NeglectedTropicalDiseases that have led to the underlying conditions of #COVID19 in #ADOS✊🏾communities throughout America; specifically the southern states.…
What were once known as #NeglectedInfectiousDiseases in impoverished Third World communities are now know as #NeglectedTropicalDiseases that impact historically neglected #ADOS❤️communities throughout the South and in impoverished areas in America.
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Live-tweeting about the 1st online conference on noma disease. Stay tune !
#ZeroNoma #NTDs
Opening message by @PeterHotez. Peter is among other things editor of @PLOSNTDs. The journal recently agreed to include noma in the list of eligible diseases for publication. #NTDs
Noma survivor @FidelStrub tells his personal story. Underwent 27 surgical operations ! Moving testimony by a strong advocate !
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In 1⃣ decade, significant progress was achieved to #beatNTDs, with 42 countries 🌐 eliminating at least 1 disease.

The 🆕 roadmap for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 builds on this success to ↗️ progress & to contribute to reaching @GlobalGoalsUN

The roadmap for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 aims to #BeatNTDs by ⬇️ the number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases by 90% by 2030.

The roadmap for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 promotes multisectoral actions incl.:
🐌 Vector Control
💧 Sanitation & Hygiene
👩🏽 Human, 🐤 animal & 🌱 environmental health
👩🏽‍🏫 Capacity strengthening & education

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Pleased to announce new #beatNTDs paper published, covering our 2019 study on #scabies and skin infections in #Ghana.
Published in Transactions @RSTMH, with equity in authorship -…

#globalhealth (/1)
We trained healthcare staff on recognising scabies & other skin infections. Over 6-month period, study clinics recorded and reviewed 385 cases of skin infections. There were 45 diagnosed scabies cases (3rd most common skin infection, behind bacterial #dermatitis and #tinea) (/2)
We also assessed how far the patient travelled from home to clinic. There was a lot of ‘bypassing’ (i.e. they did not attend their nearest health centre, they travelled further than in theory they needed to) (/3)
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"The world has now recorded more than 8 million cases of #COVID19.

In the first two months, 85,000 cases were reported.

In the past two months 6 million cases have been reported"-@DrTedros
"There have been more than 435,000 deaths and in the Americas, Africa and South Asia; #COVID19 cases are still rapidly rising.

However, there are green shoots of hope, which show that together through global solidarity, humanity can overcome this pandemic"-@DrTedros
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The social & economic impact of #COVID19 is changing the 🌐 landscape of public health & will reshape the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

Find out about the shifts needed to prevent disruption of neglected tropical disease interventions:
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The forthcoming 2030 Road map for neglected tropical diseases factors in the public health realities caused by #COVID19 to promote resilience, health system strengthening, equity & country ownership to #BeatNTDs.

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#COVID19 has highlighted the crucial role of strong, equitable health systems & importance of partners. The forthcoming 2030 Road map for neglected tropical diseases promotes the expansion of strong partnerships to #BeatNTDs.

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#HealthForAll Film Festival 2020: Awards Ceremony…
"WHO is a science-based organization. But sometimes stories and films have the power to inspire and to change things in a way that science and evidence don’t"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #Film4Health
"To fulfil WHO’s mission, it’s clear to me that we need to use every tool at our disposal, including the arts. I’m delighted to be here today to announce the winners of WHO’s inaugural #HealthForAll Film Festival"-@DrTedros #Film4Festival
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.@DFID_UK's new #UKAid programme supports neglected tropical disease elimination and the @TheGlobalGoals. We asked our colleague @yarimaezra about how @Sightsavers and partners will help #BeatNTDs and improve the lives of citizens in 13 of the world’s poorest countries #SDG1
“My name is Ezra Yarima, I’ve been working for Sightsavers since 2015. I am a public health specialist in Nigeria, with a monitoring and evaluation background. I am very passionate about disease management and disability prevention.” #BeatNTDs Ezra stands next to a sign in arabic outside a house.
“My favourite part of my job is that I know I am making a difference in the lives of people affected by neglected tropical diseases #NTDs. I cherish the smiles I see post-treatment.” #BeatNTDs Three children looking at the camera smiling
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