Public Health

  • WHO Experts Review Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Guidance
    GENEVA, Switzerland -- With the onging threat of a global influenza pandemic demanding continued vigilance, 120 influenza and planning experts from World Health Organization (WHO) member states, research institutions and UN agencies around the globe are meeting in Geneva ...More
    May 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Eli Lilly Contributes $998,773 to the World Medical Association to Support Tuberculosis Training Course
    GENEVA, Switzerland — Eli Lilly and Company announce the scaling-up of an existing partnership with the World Medical Association (WMA) by providing a grant of $998,773 to expand training courses for physicians on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). ...More
    May 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • American Society for Microbiology Supports ‘One Health’ Initiative
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has endorsed the One Health Initiative, which recognizes the inter-relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration in ...More
    May 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Early Treatment of Stomach Infection May Prevent Cancer
    Based on research using a new mouse model of gastritis and stomach cancer, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that prompt treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections reverses damage to the lining of the stomach that can lead to ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • NIAID Describes Research Priorities to Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis (TB) has long been one of the world's great killers. Now, forms of drug-resistant TB -- multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) -- are occurring at an ominous and accelerating rate. To help in the fight against drug-resistant TB, the National ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Progress in TB Diagnosis and Control Slowing, Says New Report
    GENEVA -- The Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 report, released today by the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that the pace of the progress to control the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic slowed slightly in 2006, the most recent year for which data were available. The new ...More
    March 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify New Leads for Treating Parasitic Worm Disease
    A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that ...More
    March 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Chemical Can Kill Latent Tuberculosis Bacteria
    Success in the laboratory suggests that a new compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis in people infected with the latent form of the bacterium, says a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. A drug with such properties ...More
    March 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Eli Lilly Grants $4.4 Million to the WHO for MDR-TB Program Expansion
    INDIANAPOLIS and LONDON -- Today Eli Lilly and Company announced its four-year grant of $4.3 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for scaling up its global capacity to manage multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) programs. The grant covers four activities, ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Is Flu Activity Easing Up?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that influenza activity appears to continue to decrease in the United States. Less than 30 percent of specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Respiratory and Enteric ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News