9 articles related to "benznidazole"
14 April 2012 - The fight against Chagas – a tropical parasitic disease that affects between eight and ten million people in Latin America – has seen major advances in recent years. This...
Op-eds & Articles – Last updated 16 April 2012
Multimedia – Last updated 12 April 2012
In 2011, there were delays in rolling out screening and diagnosis activities in communities at risk in MSF projects in rural Bolivia and Paraguay due to the shortage of benznidazole. This was not just...
Web article – Last updated 10 April 2012
Second producer of drug used to treat Chagas welcomed, but more R&D is urgently needed Buenos Aires, 20 March 2012 - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has welcomed today’s announcement from...
Press Release – Last updated 16 April 2012
Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted mainly by the insect called triatomine, also known as the “assassin bug”...
Briefing – Last updated 13 June 2012
INTRODUCTION Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on Chagas disease since 1999 in a number of Latin American countries, providing access to diagnosis and treatment to people...
Briefing – Last updated 05 October 2011
Treatment Shortage Forces MSF to Halt Diagnosing Chagas Disease in Paraguay; New Treatment Projects Suspended in Endemic Areas in Bolivia Bolivia 2011 © Vania Alves/MSF BARCELONA,...
Press Release – Last updated 10 April 2012
Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to humans by blood-sucking bugs. The majority of those infected show no signs or symptoms at the time of infection, and...
Static page – Last updated 19 December 2012
“We are wasting the opportunity to put people who need it on Chagas treatment.” Chagas projects in Bolivia and Paraguay have seen their capacity to treat patients limited due to a shortage...
Web article – Last updated 29 June 2011