Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lymphatic Filariasis has been eliminated in Cambodia

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On the 10th October 2017, a ceremony was held at the WHO regional office in Manila, The Philippines, to celebrate the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Cambodia. It is an enormous achievement by the Cambodian health system which has been recognized across the world. Here, the authors of a new research article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty tell us about this momentous occasion.

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The challenge of sustainable funding – Jurgita Poškevičiūtė on financing harm reduction in Lithuania

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Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted as part of the European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT). For this interview, he spoke to Jurgita Poškevičiūtė, administrative director of I Can Live, a coalition of Lithuanian NGOs and experts dealing with drug dependency.


Exploring sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities

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Children with developmental disabilities are at increased risk of sleep problems which may include difficulty falling asleep, waking during the night and waking early in the morning. Research published today in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, looked to compare different neurodevelopmental disorder groups to see if they have an impact on the symptoms of disturbed sleep, helping us learn more about sleep in children.