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JOIN US at Understanding Human Partnership: An Evening for Global Health Awareness and Connection — buy your tickets today!

JOIN US at Understanding Human Partnership: An Evening for Global Health Awareness and Connection — buy your tickets today!

Join us for an important evening on October 14, 2016! Pre-paid Tickets and Donations: $5—$25. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!   Learn more about Global Human Partnership! Participate in discussion! Support our community in the KFWH current goal to build a new KFWH Maternity and Pediatric Clinic at the John Dau Hospital in Duk Payuel, South Sudan! Kids for World Health is sponsoring their fifth Community Event on October 14, 2016 entitled “Understanding Human Partnership: An Evening for Global Health Awareness and Connection”. This year the event will include a thought- provoking program featuring our keynote speaker, John B. Dau, award-winning author and one of the Lost Boys from the Sudanese War and a panel of global health professionals with direct experience in the field! Under the theme of Global Human Partnership, the following topics will include: What do we mean by “Human Partnership”? Social Justice-What is it and how do we recognize and understand the needs of others? Cultural conditions- What causes strife for the world’s poorer villages? Impact on communities-how are...

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Alert! Important New Research:

African sleeping sickness: Study suggests new way to help the immune system fight off parasite Some infectious diseases are particularly difficult to treat because of their ability to evade the immune system. One such illness, African sleeping sickness, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and is fatal if left untreated. […] Now, new research from postdoctoral scientists Danae Schulz and Erik Debler, working in the Papavasiliou and Blobel labs at Rockefeller University, reveals a method to manipulate trypanosomes in the mammalian bloodstream to acquire fly stage characteristics, a state that makes it easier for the host immune system to eliminate the invader. Read more at Science...

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NPR: “Kissing Bug Disease: Latin America’s Silent Killer Makes U.S. Headlines”

NPR: “Kissing Bug Disease: Latin America’s Silent Killer Makes U.S. Headlines”

“El Almohadon De Pluma” (The Feather Pillow), written in 1905, is a classic of Latin American literature. Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga tells the tale of Alicia, a newlywed who begins mysteriously and rapidly losing weight. Soon she’s bedridden with severe anemia. The doctors are perplexed. She dies in no time. As the maid is cleaning out the bedroom, she calls the widower in: The pillow where Alicia used to rest her head has dark blood stains. She tries to lift the pillow up, but it’s too heavy. So they cut it open. “The servant shrieked with terror …” Read the rest of the riveting backstory, plus an update on where Chagas Disease is moving and why, at NPR’s...

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Huffington Post: Deadly ‘Kissing Bug’ Found In Southern States

Huffington Post: Deadly ‘Kissing Bug’ Found In Southern States

“Triatomine bugs, known more commonly as “kissing bugs,” have been found in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bug is native to the southern United States, South America, Central America and Mexico, and can carry a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi that causes the potentially deadly Chagas disease.” Read more on the Huffington...

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FDA Sounds the Alarm on Chagas Disease

FDA Sounds the Alarm on Chagas Disease

In a recent post, the FDA announces that Chagas Disease is “An Emerging Public Health Concern.” Research into effective treatments continues under the Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative Program with a number of inquiries showing potential promise. From the article: No drugs have yet been shown to meet standards of safety and efficacy for FDA approval for the treatment of Chagas’ disease, but several potential treatments are in various stages of clinical investigation. Read the entire post on the FDA’s Minority Health...

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