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Tag: Tropical Diseases


Innovation, Research

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

March 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers report challenges in reducing tetanus mortality

August 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, […]