When augmented with interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), chemotherapy can have an enduring health impact on the treatment of neglected tropical diseases. Published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new study analyses the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis at two endemic sites in South West Cameroon. Here, one of the authors of the paper tells us about the study and the impact of a WASH infrastructure.
By celebrating the World Day of Social Justice on the 20th February, the international community supports efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce social inequities, promote fair work conditions, gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all. There is a link that connects poverty, crime, health-related problems, employability, and extreme social disadvantage. Health is often a starting point to study what happens to the people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including staff employed by the justice system.
By the time you finish reading this blog, a man, woman or child will have died from viral hepatitis; a disease which can either be completely prevented in the case of hepatitis B or cured for hepatitis C. Then why is there still a death toll of 1.4 million people every year? According to the… Read more »
A paper published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty discusses the challenges of the “test and treat” policy implementation in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, with a special look at antiretroviral therapy (ART) related adverse effects. Here one of the authors, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, tells us more.
Whether as a New Year’s resolution or in response to a health scare, at some point most of us have resolved to do better when it comes to taking care of our health. We decide we are going to eat right, exercise, meditate daily…starting tomorrow. Or maybe the day after that.
Undocumented migrants and low income refugees coming to Europe from countries with high Hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemicity are at risk of carrying an asymptomatic HBV infection. Language and socio-economic barriers limit their access to healthcare and information on HBV.
Published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new study attempts to combat this issue with a novel model of screening and management of HBV infection in Naples, Italy.
Liver cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, resulting in 800,000 lives lost each year. What many people don’t know is that a staggering 80% of deaths are caused by viral hepatitis, a disease that has preventative vaccines (hepatitis B) and a curative treatment (hepatitis C), meaning that over 600,000 liver… Read more »
Melioidosis is a frequently fatal infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) found in soil in certain parts of the world. We have known about melioidosis for many years, but it’s only in the last 25 years that we have started to understand it better. So, what’s changed?