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Neglected tropical diseases are the landmines of global health

A young girl fishes waste out of a stream of sewage inside the Povoado slum in Luanda, AngolaARNTD Executive Director John Amuasi and Albert Picado of FIND in a feature on The Guardian have described NTDs as the landmines of global health, thus requiring the attention of all stakeholders to invest in their control and elimination.

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Fourteen Scientists Selected for the Fourth Cohort of the African Researchers' Small Grants Program

Fourteen researchers from eight African countries have been identified as the fourth cohort of the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP IV). The awardees were announced at the first-ever virtual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).

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PERSONALITY PROFILE

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SGP Spotlight: How a Modest Investment is Supporting Homegrown Science in Benin and Beyond

Pelagie Boko-Collins’ work represents the many success stories of the USAID-funded Small Grant Program. Her impactful work in lymphatic filariasis shows how funding support and mentorship are critical to developing African scientists.

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Personality of the Month: Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed.

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed is currently the head of the Virology lab at the University of Goettingen, Germany and a visiting professor at Cairo University, Egypt.

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Small Grants, Big Impacts!!!

In this video, four members of the previous cohort, SGP II, give their perspectives on the program, which is supported by the USAID and UKaid from the British Government and administered by the ARNTD through grants to the COR-NTD.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Call Closed

African Researchers' Small Grants Program (SGP IV)

Deadline: August 14, 2020

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Programme de microfinancement des chercheurs Africains (SGP IV)

Date de fermeture de l’appel d’offres : 14, août 2020

NEWS

Inaugural World NTD Day Celebration

The ARNTD joined more than 250 NTD organizations, pharma companies, research institutions, governments and donor agencies to celebrate the inaugural World NTD Day.

NTDs encompass 20 diseases, plus snakebite, that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions and affect mostly poor and marginalized populations.

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SGP III: Unprecedented Engagement - What We’ve Learned from the Call for Small Grants

The Small Grants Program keeps enjoying increased publicity and interest, explaining the 516 applications received for this year’s SGP III. This is a massive jump from the 115 that were received in the previous SGP II. What does this mean for the future of this grant scheme and expanding cadre of young African scientists interested in NTD research!

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About Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries – affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic animals and livestock are those worst affected.

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ARNTD Member wins the ultimate prize for NTD Innovation for 2020

American Leprosy Missions announced the winners of the 2020 NTD Innovation Prize.  The first-place award of $20,000 went to ARNTD member Dr. Hugues Nana Djeunga and M. Arnauld Efon Ekangouo at the Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases (CRFilMT) in Yaounde, Cameroon. Their project will explore the potential of cell-free DNA as a biomarker to diagnose onchocerciasis.

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