ASTMH 2019

68th Annual Meeting

20-24 November 2019
National Harbor, USA

  • Symposium on tools to accelerate elimination of onchocerciasis
  • Presentations on onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, clinical trials, and Chagas disease.

Lack of awareness of Chagas disease in the US leading to unnecessary deaths in vulnerable immigrant communities

New York/Los Angeles – 26 September 2019
New DNDi/CECD/MSF paper published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on the “silent killer” Chagas disease
Fear, stigma, gaps in the health system, and lack of awareness in the medical community are among the barriers keeping the most vulnerable from accessing essential care for Chagas disease, a leading cause of heart disease in the Americas, according to a paper published today by the not-for-profit drug development organization DNDi, the Center of Excellence for Chagas Disease, and the international medical humanitarian organization MSF.

La falta de concientización sobre la enfermedad de Chagas en los EEUU está causando muertes prevenibles en comunidades de inmigrantes vulnerables

Nueva York/Los Ángeles – 26 September 2019
Nuevo artículo de DNDi/CECD/MSF publicado en PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases sobre la enfermedad de Chagas, “el asesino silencioso”.
El miedo, las brechas en el sistema de salud y la falta de concientización son algunas de las barreras que impiden el acceso de los más vulnerables al tratamiento de la enfermedad de Chagas, una de las principales causas de problemas cardíacos en las Américas, según un artículo publicado por la organización sin fines de lucro de desarrollo de medicamentos iniciativa Medicamentos para Enfermedades Olvidadas (DNDi, por su acrónimo en inglés), el Center of Excellence for Chagas Disease (CECD) del centro médico Olive View de la UCLA y la organización humanitaria médica internacional Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF).

La Nacion  [22 August 2019]

“Enfermedad de Chagas: la transmisión materna ya origina más casos que la vinchuca” – “Chagas disease: congenital transmission already is the source of more cases than the vinchuca”

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Following 110 years of neglect, an official day for Chagas disease is declared

Geneva, Switzerland – 24 May 2019
The delegates at the World Health Assembly (WHA) have today approved the creation of a World Chagas Day. People affected by Chagas worldwide celebrate this important step in fighting for recognition of this neglected disease.
The International Federation of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) today celebrates the creation of the World Day of People Affected by Chagas at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.