Neglected tropical diseases Current Affairs, GK & News
Neglected tropical diseases or NTDs are a group of chronic disabling infections affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, mainly in Africa and mostly those living in remote rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. Beyond their negative impact on health, NTDs contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty and stigma that leaves people unable ..
Gambia recently became the second African country to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Ghana became the first African country to eliminate Trachoma in 2018. What is Trachoma? It is a bacterial eye infection that damages the eye lids. It causes the eye lashes to turn inwards. Trachoma is one ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Recently, India joined the world and Light Up Qutub Minar as a sign of unity to combat the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NDT). Highlights This was done to mark the second annual World NTD Day that will be observed on January 30th. The World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day highlights the global community’s commitment to end the ..
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh from India has been unanimously re-elected as Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia for another 5-year term beginning February 2019. The elections were held at the ongoing 71st regional committee meeting of WHO South-East Asia in New Delhi. In her ongoing first term as Regional Director, four countries in the Region ..
Topics: Infectious diseases • Lymphatic filariasis • Maldives • Medical specialties • Medicine • Neglected diseases • Neglected tropical diseases • Pediatrics • RTT • Tropical diseases • Vaccine-preventable diseases • Yaws
India hosted the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) in New Delhi with theme ‘Celebrating progress towards elimination: Voices from the field on overcoming programme challenges’ on June 13, 2018. On this occasion, the Union Health Minister J P Nadda released the Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (APELF) 2018 ..
Topics: Filariasis • Infectious diseases • Lymphatic filariasis • Medical specialties • Medicine • Neglected diseases • Neglected tropical diseases • RTT • sanitation • Spirurida • Tropical diseases • Wuchereria bancrofti
Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as black fever and Dumdum fever is most severe form of leishmaniasis. It is slow progressing indigenous disease caused by single-celled parasite of Leishmania family. It belongs to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) family of diseases which affect poorest populations. Its infection is transmitted by sand fly (Leishmania donovani), ..
Topics: Cutaneous leishmaniasis • Infectious diseases • Leishmania • Leishmaniasis • Medical specialties • Medicine • Neglected tropical diseases • Sandfly • Tropical disease • Tropical diseases • Trypanosomatida • Visceral leishmaniasis