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Quarterly Bulletin

Fall 2021


We are pleased to announce the selection of the ten finalists of the inaugural Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination! These finalists were selected from a pool of over 200 impressive submissions from 44 endemic countries, and will now advance to the final round of evaluation. In this round, a jury of experts will score each of the final proposals and announce the five winners of the Falcon Awards. 

The Falcon Awards were launched in early 2021 to help advance the elimination of malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis. Following the selection of the winners, GLIDE will award up to five grants of up to US$200,000 each to organisations based in endemic countries. 

We thank all who submitted for their time and effort, and invite you to stay engaged as we continue our journey to help achieve disease elimination. 

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Launch of GLIDE's new podcast series
Join Dr Aissatou Diawara in conversation about the LoaScope with Professor Dan Fletcher in the first episode of our new podcast series, Elimination Exchange. 

The deadliest animal in the world: The mosquito 
Did you know that the deadliest animal in the world measures between just 3-25mm? This blog from World Mosquito Day covers the basic of this tiny yet deadly creature. 

Interactive map of COVID-19 information in MENA region
This open-source map presents key information about COVID cases, vaccine availaiblity and delivery in the MENA region. 

Rethinking COVID-19 as a regional problem

Our CEO, Simon Bland, calls for regional collaboration and solidarity in the Middle East, collective action, and a commitment to vaccine equity in this op-ed. 

Can incentives help accelerate disease elimination? 
In this blog, Dr Rafya Ahmed explores the potential role incentives could play in accelerating disease elimination efforts and considers what's needed for their sustainability. 

Covid spurs expansion of public healthcare 
The pandemic has "thrown us all together, dealing with this same double burden [of communicable and non-communicable diseases]," says Simon Bland in this article.
How Papua New Guinea can eliminate vector-borne diseases 

More cost-effective and integrated models of service delivery that can optimize available resources could help eliminate these diseases.

What's happening in the world of disease elimination? 
We provide an overview of some of the latest articles and publications on malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and NTDs that our team found interesting this last quarter.
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