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Julie Jacobson

Title Senior Program Officer, Global Health
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Julie Jacobson is a senior program officer for Infectious Diseases in our Global Health program. She currently supports grants working toward the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and works with the development and implementation of new vaccines in the infectious disease group of Global Health.

Posts By Julie Jacobson

Ecuador Eliminates Onchocerciasis

Last month saw an amazing step forward in the fight to eliminate onchocerciasis. Ecuador was verified as free of onchocerciasis - just the second country in the world, after Colombia, to have officially eliminated the debilitating disease.

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Let’s Take the “Neglect” out of Neglected Tropical Diseases

In March, we issued a second call for proposals under GCE Round 11 focused on identifying new approaches to the detection, treatment and control of a specific set of NTDs. Specifically, we want your help is discovering better ways to identify and reduce the burden of onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis (LF), soil transmitted helminths (STH), and schistosomiasis.

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Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases

An amazing new partnership to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) was announced today - paving the way towards saving the lives of millions of the world's poorest people.

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