Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent news service, is an application of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research firm unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. African governments take steps to improve political support for NTD control This past June, more than 100 individuals gathered in Accra, Ghana, for the Regional Stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting on Neglected Tropical Illnesses hosted by the WHO-AFRO to go over the challenges, assets requirements, and goals to controlling and eliminating Africa’s NTDs, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ End the Neglect blog page reports. Immediately following that meeting, NTD system managers fulfilled at the Annual Regional NTD Program Managers Meeting, where they discussed the finalized multi-calendar year integrated NTD control and elimination plans recently, a huge stage towards controlling and removing in your community NTDs, the blog writes, noting, Though still in draft type, the Accra Call to Action called for elevated political support for NTD control, and invited companions in every sectors to contribute assets to this effort .Neither of the parties endorse or recommend any commercial products, services, or equipment.. A2AAR-selective agonists may prevent long term vision damage from traumatic optic nerve injury Scientists want to protect the optic nerve when the eye takes a blow on the battlefield or in an automobile wreck. It’s called traumatic optic nerve damage when the fragile, spaghetti-sized nerve tethered to the trunk of the attention gets rattled, resulting in inlammation and swelling that may destroy its major element – the retinal ganglion nerves – causing vision reduction and blindness. ‘The optic nerve isn’t completely straight so that it can tolerate movement of the top or eyes,’ stated Dr.