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Steve Ward said: “Over 157 million people globally are affected by lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, which are caused by filarial parasites. Current treatment strategies involving the targeting of Wolbachia with antibiotics, such as doxycycline safely kills the adult worms, but the length of treatment and contraindications in young children and pregnant women mean that it is not suitable for widespread distribution. This particular molecule has the potential to shorten that timescale of treatments from weeks to days which could significantly impact the international timetable for the elimination of these two neglected tropical diseases. We are keen to get started and I would like to thank the MRC for their confidence in our project and in the partnership, which has developed over several successful collaborations” External link

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Ban Ki Moon stated: “The countries of the South are building new models of development cooperation that emphasize mutual benefit and solidarity as well as cost-effectiveness. This is helping to provide people with improved access to affordable medicines, technology and credit” External link

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Peter Hotez said: “I never realized we were going to take on diseases of the poor here [in Houston] and on the Gulf Coast,” External link

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Peter Hotez said: “I’ve had a lot of success raising awareness of the poor in places like sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to work with U.S. Congress and get money appropriated,” “And then when we started finding them in the poor, Southern U.S., I thought, ‘Wow, this will really take off — we’ll take out these diseases in a big way. But it’s been very disappointing — the opposite has happened. It’s much harder to get people to care” External link

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Sue Montgomery said: “We acknowledge that more work is needed to understand the extent to which there is ongoing transmission,” External link

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