Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
Ambassador Michael W. Marine, the CEO of Sabin Vaccine Institute, issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the New York Times’ publishing of a front-page article on the subject of schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by freshwater snails.
Schistosomiasis infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes horrific symptoms, especially in girls and women. The disease kills 300,000 people annually, making it the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria.
On April 2, the United to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progresswebcast and live Q&A will be broadcast live from Institut Pasteur in Paris from 18:00 - 19:30 Central European Time/12:00 - 13:30 Eastern Standard Time.