LIFE’s serious fungal diseases estimates reach 5 billion population coverage

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Over 1000 attendees at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting in Lisbon from 63 countries, heard how many serious fungal infections there are estimated to be in Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan, Algeria, Venezuela, Serbia, Greece, Portugal and France. Around 390 million people live in these countries and the fungal problems seen in each. vary substantially…. Read more »

Burden of fungal diseases in 636 million people in 15 countries now published

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In the Journal Mycoses, Denning and 47 co-authors from across the world have estimated the number of people affected by serious  fungal diseases in a population of 636 million in 15 countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Nepal, Qatar, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Germany, Mexico, Senegal, Tanzania, Ukraine, Vietnam. These estimates have never been attempted… Read more »

UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – with much-needed support for reducing the impact of non-communicable diseases

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On 25th September, the UN formally adopted its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets for 2030. These goals build on and expand the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and integrate the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development. Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) along with other major risk factors are linked to several of… Read more »