Monthly Archives: November 2014

Can we eliminate mosquito-borne diseases? Progress in combating dengue and malaria

mosquito Aedes_aegypti_feeding CC Doc James

Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious illnesses and cause over a million deaths annually. Infections carried by mosquitoes make a substantial contribution to the global burden of vector-borne diseases; every year, malaria is responsible for more than 600,000 deaths, and 50-100 million people are thought to be infected with dengue. After… Read more »


Take a deep breath for COPD day


The third biggest killer Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, better known simply as COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Three million people died of COPD in 2012 according to the WHO, yet public awareness of this disease isn’t nearly as high as say cancer, HIV or heart disease. This is where the Global… Read more »