• Deaths from Chagas disease under-reported

    4 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Chagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the World Health Organization. Now, researchers have found that even the non-symptomatic stage of Chagas infection, which can last for many years, more than doubles a person's risk of death. The new study also concludes that deaths from Chagas have likely been under-reported in the past.
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  • This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly

    This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly

    4 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO's recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.”
    The race has boiled down to a contest between Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro of Britain.
    Tedros, as he is universally known, is the former minister of health and foreign minister of Ethiopia. Under his leadership, Ethiopia trained and deployed approximately 40,000 community...
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