November 17, 2016
65th ASTMH Annual Meeting - In Focus: NTDs, Zika, Malaria and more!

What is the significance of neglected tropical diseases?

Bolivar Pou, project director for END in Africa, shares his expertise on the communities that are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs affect more than 1 billion people. But, the public health community is targeting NTDs for elimination and control, and there is hope that these diseases may eventually disappear.
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What does it take to control an epidemic? Learning from Thailand's experience

The foundation of Thailand’s HIV success story is a decades-long commitment to disease control, a model that other countries can assess and adapt to other global infectious disease threats. Read more...


Research, recovery, resiliency: Implications in the field of tropical medicine and hygiene

The 65th ASTHM Annual Meeting celebrated the latest breakthroughs in tropical medicine and hygiene. With 65.3 million refugees in the world today, now more than ever there is a demand for partnership, evidence-based interventions, and locally-driven strategies to advance the health of all. Read more...


PAHO head reflects on Zika's rapid rise from obscurity to crisis

In her keynote address to a packed hall at the opening of ASTMH 2016 Annual Meeting, PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, MBBS, MSc, described the extraordinary experience and lessons learned from encounters with a once-obscure disease that now has been documented in 48 countries and territories in the Americas - and 67 globally. Read more...



VIDEO: Causes of death: Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
New results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 examine causes of death and categorise regions according to the Socio-demographic Index, or ‘SDI’. For more, visit


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