Longitude Prize 2014 - a diagnostics challenge to tackle antibiotic resistance
12 September 2014
Launched in 2013 and supported by Innovate UK, the Longitude 2014 £10 million prize will be awarded to anyone from the amateur or professional scientific community who is prepared to solve the antibiotics challenge. The challenge will be to create a cheap, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use point of care test kit for bacterial infections.
Nigeria embarks on a new surveillance strategy to accelerate elimination of sleeping sickness
31 July 2014
The government of Nigeria, through the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR), signed an agreement with FIND last month to collaborate in an intensive passive screening and surveillance strategy aimed at accelerating and sustaining elimination of sleeping sickness in Nigeria.
Chad introduces new diagnostic tools to intensify control of sleeping sickness
28 July 2014
As part of an integrated delivery of primary health care, the national sleeping sickness control programme of the Ministry of Health of Chad signed an agreement with FIND in May of this year to collaborate in a project to introduce a new diagnostic strategy to intensify control of sleeping sickness.