‘Unprecedented progress’ against neglected tropical diseases

“Unprecedented progress” against neglected tropical diseases World Health Organization officials said last week that “unprecedented progress” had been made in reducing the spread of neglected tropical diseases in some of the world’s poorest communities. “WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourges like sleeping sickness and elephantiasis to their knees,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in…

Fertility apps: the ‘next wave’ in solving global family planning crisis

Fertility apps: the ‘next wave’ in solving global family planning crisis Every year, lack of access to contraception causes about 85 million unplanned pregnancies and a host of negative associated health outcomes. One expert said this global health crisis can be mitigated with apps that allow women to understand and track their fertility. The challenge to provide universal…