The World Health Organisation has updated its Essential Medicines List to the Histoplasma antigen test, which can be used on urine to diagnose histoplasmosis in 48 hours. Rolling out this test worldwide could save up to 48,000 lives in 5 years.
Paracoccidioidomycosis in South America should be a Neglected Fungal Tropical Disease
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) should be listed as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) according to GAFFI.
ECCMID 2019 presentations: burden of fungal disease estimates for Namibia, Paraguay and Kyrgyzstan
This week a team from the University of Manchester, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and GAFFI presented work at ECCMID showing the burden of fungal disease estimates for Namibia, Paraguay and Kyrgyzstan, and that fungal keratitis leads to over 600,000 blind eyes annually
Fungal Infection Care Ghana’s CPA Awareness Seminar on World Aspergillosis Day
On February 1st World Aspergillosis Day was marked around the world, with several events occurring. In Ghana, Fungal Infections Care (FIC) held a seminar to raise awareness of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA).