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06/05/2021

Joining Forces to Fight Disease in Latin America: Q&A with Mundo Sano and The Task Force

The Task Force and Mundo Sano Foundation, a family foundation based in Spain and Argentina that works to transform the lives of people affected with neglected diseases, have joined forces to fight diseases in Latin America, signing an agreement earlier in 2021 to strengthen capacities in the region. Their goal is to contribute to disease […]

22/04/2021

Ibero-America confirms its commitment to eliminate congenital Chagas disease

Soldeu (Andorra), April 21 abr (EFE).- Last Wednesday, Ibero-America confirmed its support for a new initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of Chagas, a disease endemic to Latin America, but that is progressively expanding to diverse areas of the USA, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia. The Ibero-American initiative on Congenital Chagas to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of […]

22/04/2021

The SMS will include the Chagas disease diagnostic test for all pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy

No congenital cases have been reported in the Region in the last two years. The Murcia Health Service (SMS) will include the Chagas disease diagnostic test for all pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy. This initiative reinforces others that are already being implemented in the Region of Murcia to eradicate this disease, which […]

19/04/2021

Ibero-America seeks the path towards new generations free of Chagas disease

Bogotá, April 17 (EFE).- At a time still marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ibero-America also directs its efforts towards a regional burden: Chagas, a disease endemic to Latin America that has attracted global attention due to its gradual expansion to different areas of the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The fight against mother-to-child […]

19/04/2021

The day hospital that was able to reduce hospital stay and deaths due to COVID-19

This model for early care applied in a day hospital is part of a comprehensive strategy to respond to the health emergency due to the pandemic. It was implemented by the Health Department of the Municipality along with researchers of the University of Buenos Aires, the Regional Association for Sanitation Development (Adesar) and Mundo Sano […]

15/04/2021

Chagas, an unresolved issue in Argentina

About 1,600,000 people are estimated to be infected in our country, and there is vector transmission in 9 provinces. Specialists explained the national scenario, stressed the importance of interrupting the mother-to-child transmission route, and indicated that the budget assigned to the related programs is the highest in the last decade. In 2019, the World Health […]

15/04/2021

A drug for Chagas disease in Phase 2 study might be given for only two weeks and would help more patients

The experimental scientific study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases demonstrated that a shorter treatment with the drug benznidazole is as effective as the standard eight-week treatment. Here is the voice of the experts. There are between 6 and 7 million people infected with the parasite that causes Chagas disease in the world. One of […]

02/03/2021

Why Chagas disease would be no longer a world public health concern 9 years from now

It is a goal that the World Health Organization has set for a disease that spread from Latin America to the world. The organization will aim at bringing more attention to the disease in primary health care for early diagnosis, increasing screening of pregnant women and children, and making treatment more accessible. It is no […]

02/03/2021

Chagas: a growing silent disease with worrying data in Argentina

After more than one century of its discovery, Chagas disease is still an endemic suffering in the region. We spoke with the biologist Diego Weinberg, member of Fundación Mundo Sano, an organization devoted to improve the reality of people affected by neglected diseases. Chagas disease: in Argentina, data are worrying, with estimates of 1.6 million […]

07/04/2021

Dr. Silvia Gold was appointed member of the “circle of founding members” of the WHO Foundation

Dr Silvia Gold, president of Mundo Sano Foundation and founder of Grupo Insud, was appointed member of the “circle of founding members” of the World Health Organization Foundation (WHOF). The goal of the global circle of interdisciplinary representatives is to reflect the different perspectives of the public, private and civil sectors of society. Along with […]

12/02/2021

Chagas, the neglected disease affecting 1.5 million people in Argentina, 20% of the total of infected people in the world

Every year, 1,500 children are born with this disease in the country. Since 2020, COVID-19 has been the main priority for health centres, and the other conditions have been set aside. During her first pregnancy, when she was 22 years old, Stella Maris Cabral found out she had Chagas disease. At that time, she had […]

19/10/2020

The future of the pandemic as seen by biochemist Silvia Gold

“We believe that much of what we have learned from dengue is what should be done with COVID-19″ She has just been invited by the WHO as the only Latin American researcher to study societies suffering from the ravages of neglected tropical diseases such as dengue and Chagas disease, among others. In an exclusive interview […]

23/07/2020

WHO recommends that prevention or treatment of diseases like Chagas should not be disrupted

Specialists in neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) recommended governments that they should make efforts to continue delivering the essential services, treatments and distribution of medicines for these pathologies in the COVID-19 pandemic context. “If diagnosis and treatment are interrupted, there will be an increase of neglected communicable diseases, especially in high transmission areas”, explained Tamara Mancero, […]

23/07/2020

Neglected diseases: rescuing those who neglect them

Scientists that pursue a cure for neglected tropical conditions are now using their experience to combat COVID-19. The Kilimani neighbourhood, in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, used to be a residential area for British colonists. Today, shopping malls and offices are widespread, such as those rented in the Tetezi Towers, a modern steel and glass facade […]

06/06/2019

Entrevista Nino Goldberg

El CCO de Dhélet VMLY&R y VMLY&R Latam habla del valor de la organización, el equipo y la resiliencia para llevar adelante la complejidad de esta tarea. Desde Buenos Aires, aunque viajando bastante seguido, lidera la creatividad de marcas a escala local, regional y global. Reconoce el valor de la organización, el equipo y la […]

30/05/2019

Silvia Gold, la abanderada argentina contra el mal de Chagas, una enfermedad “desatendida”

En Argentina, 1.600.000 personas están infectadas con el mal de Chagas y 7 millones en el mundo. Una de las formas más comunes de contagio es la transmisión madre a hijo durante el embarazo y, para erradicarla, la fundación “Mundo Sano” impulsa la campaña “Ningún bebé con Chagas” a nivel mundial. La importancia de las […]

14/03/2019

Sports, Childhood and Chagas: Promoting Chagas Disease Control in the Gran Chaco region

Sports, Childhood and Chagas is a technical cooperation initiative resulting from the agreement between Fundación Mundo Sano and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its capacity as administrator of the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program. The project seeks to reduce the impact of Chagas on communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, by means of two […]

14/03/2019

Rethinking Chagas

International experts in Chagas disease came together at “Rethinking Chagas”, a symposium jointly organized by Fundación Mundo Sano, Chagas Coalition and Harvard School of PublicHealth, on October 22 and 23, in Harvard. The purpose of the meeting was to analyze barriers currently existing with respect to Chagas in the USA, and define how to leverage […]

14/03/2019

Approval of a medication for Chagas disease treatment in the pediatric population

Buenos Aires, April 2018 – Argentina approves the pediatric formulation of a drug used for Chagas disease treatment. Benznidazol, which will be available in 12.5 mg tablets, the dosage required to treat 0 to 2 year olds, was recently approved by the National Administration for Drugs, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT, Spanish acronym). According to the […]

14/03/2019

Mundo Sano took part in the PAHO/WHO meeting on “Chagas disease in the Americas”

On May 3 and 4, Marcelo Abril, CEO, Mundo Sano, took part in the meeting on “Chagas disease in the Americas: A review of the current public health scenario and a vision of its future,” organized by PAHO/WHO in Washington. The purpose of the meeting was to address the current epidemiologic situation in order to […]

14/03/2019

New medication for treatment of Chagas disease

Mundo Sano, and the pharmaceutical company Elea Phoenix, organized an event to present ABARAX (benznidazol) 12.5 mg, a dose suitable for treatment of pediatric populations. Among other attendants, doctors Silvia Gold, president, Mundo Sano; Patricia Angeleri, National Ministry of Health; Jaime Altcheh, ‘Dr. R. Gutierrez’ Children Hospital and PAHO/WHO;  Sergio Sosa Estani, DNDi, and ‘licenciados’ Marcelo Abril, Mundo […]

14/03/2019

Mundo Sano held the 3rd Meeting on Research Projects

For the purpose of sharing every progress made in the projects under way by the foundation and its partners in the area of neglected diseases,  Mundo Sano  organized its 3rd Meeting on Research Projects on September 12 and 13. During the event, members of the Mundo Sano technical team, as well as cooperating associates from […]

14/03/2019

New medication for treatment of Chagas disease

Mundo Sano, and the pharmaceutical company Elea Phoenix, organized an event to present ABARAX (benznidazol) 12.5 mg, a dose suitable for treatment of pediatric populations. Among other attendants, doctors Silvia Gold, president, Mundo Sano; Patricia Angeleri, National Ministry of Health; Jaime Altcheh, ‘Dr. R. Gutierrez’ Children Hospital and PAHO/WHO;  Sergio Sosa Estani, DNDi, and ‘licenciados’ Marcelo Abril, Mundo […]

14/03/2019

Approval of a medication for Chagas disease treatment in the pediatric population

Buenos Aires, April 2018 – Argentina approves the pediatric formulation of a drug used for Chagas disease treatment. Benznidazol, which will be available in 12.5 mg tablets, the dosage required to treat 0 to 2 year olds, was recently approved by the National Administration for Drugs, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT, Spanish acronym). According to the […]

12/03/2019

Alliance for the elimination of Chagas disease as a public health concern in Central America and Mexico

Guatemala, February, 2018.  Several organizations including Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), Fundación Mundo Sano and the International Development Research Center  (IDRC, Canada), under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, and with the cooperation of the Guatemala San Carlos University, the Association for Social Studies and Research and the Pan […]

12/03/2019

Mundo Sano entered an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The work lines to be development together with the PAHO are focused on strengthening public health actions facilitating treatment of congenital Chagas disease cases; sustaining projects directed to eliminate vector transmission of Trypanosomacruzi at home; and comprehensively addressing the issue of mother-to-baby transmission of infectious diseases in the Great Chaco Region of Argentina, including HIV, […]

07/03/2019

Deporte, Niñez y Chagas: Promoción del Control de la Enfermedad de Chagas en la región del Gran Chaco

Deporte, Niñez y Chagas es una iniciativa de cooperación técnica fruto del convenio entre la Fundación Mundo Sano y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), en su calidad de Administrador del Fondo Especial Japonés para la Reducción de la Pobreza. El proyecto busca disminuir el impacto del Chagas en comunidades de Argentina, Bolivia y Paraguay, […]

07/03/2019

Proyecto de Atención a la Salud Materno Infantil en la Triple Frontera del Chaco Salteño

Argentina, Bolivia y Paraguay se unen para eliminar la transmisión materno-infantil de cuatro enfermedades En 2018, Mundo Sano, junto a la Asociación para el Desarrollo Sanitario Regional (ADESAR), organismos de gobierno, universidades e instituciones públicas y privadas, puso en marcha el Proyecto de Atención a la Salud Materno Infantil en la Triple Frontera del Chaco […]

07/03/2018

Compañías farmacéuticas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro colaboran para proporcionar un tratamiento para que la Hepatitis C sea accesible para pacientes de América Latina

[Buenos Aires/Ginebra, Marzo de 2018]- Una nueva colaboración entre compañías farmacéuticas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro permitirá producir y suministrar un nuevo régimen de tratamiento de la hepatitis C, a precios más accesibles para la población en América Latina. Se estima que 3,5 millones de personas viven con esta enfermedad viral en la región, […]