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TDR Study featured by WHO Shows Effectiveness Of Community-Directed Interventions in Delivering Health Care In Africa

One of the greatest challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals to cut infant and maternal mortality and reduce the disease burden lies in ensuring that available health interventions reach the people who most need them.


Access to New Interventions: Implementation Research Key To Access To Disease Interventions

TDR in conjunction with the Ugandan Ministry of Health organized a meeting in Kampala 28-30 June on the use of implementation research (IR) to increase access to improved tools against infectious diseases and map existing and new strategies.


Study Reveals a Secret to the Success of Disease-Causing Microbes: discovery may generate new strategies to fight serious human diseases

A study published in the July 23 issue of Cell identifies the mechanism used by several types of common, virulent microbes to infect plants and cause devastating blights.


New Way to Conquer Disease-Causing Nematodes in Flies has Implications for Human Diseases

It has been a basic principle of evolution for more than a century that plants and animals can adapt genetically in ways that help them better survive and reproduce. Now, in a paper published in the journal Science, University of Rochester biologist John Jaenike and colleagues document a clear example of a new mechanism for evolution.


Evolutionary timeline determined for malaria parasites in mammals, birds, reptiles

Scientists have determined the evolutionary timeline for the microscopic parasites that cause one of the world's most widespread infectious diseases: malaria.


Burkina Faso: United Nations-Backed Project Boosts Education, Health Care For Women Farmers

A United Nations-backed pilot programme that supplies electric generators to rural women farmers in Burkina Faso, freeing them from lengthy chores so that they can devote more time to education, childcare and health care, is to be adopted on a national scale.


President's Cancer Panel Releases Report: Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now

The President' Cancer Panel Executive Summary states that "Despite overall decreases in incidence and mortality, cancer continues to shatter and steal the lives of Americans.


Disposal of Hazardous Medical Wastes Targeted in $40 Million Joint UN-India Project

The United Nations agency that promotes industrial development for poverty  reduction and environmental sustainability has teamed up with the Government of India in a $40-million pilot project to help the country’s healthcare system dispose of hazardous medical waste.


Experts at World Water Week Assert That Sanitation is Humanity’s Most Urgent, Yet Solvable Crisis

Inadequate sanitation and its devastating effects on the world’s poor comprise humanity’s most urgent, yet solvable crisis, according to international leaders and experts who convened at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm.


New Agreements Address Water Safety in Latin America and Caribbean

Improving drinking water safety in the Latin American and Caribbean region is the focus of two new bi-lateral agreements between The International Water Association (IWA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Health and the United States Department of State.


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