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Commonwealth Of Nations, DFID, Partners Have ‘Unique Opportunity To Elevate Profile Of NTD Elimination Efforts’

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Ashish Damania, scientific programmer at Baylor College of Medicine; Aparna Barua, manager of resource development & policy at Sabin Foundation Europe; and Jeffrey Stanaway,…

Devex Summarizes Key Takeaways From Recent NTD Meeting In Geneva

Devex: The Geneva Commitment on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Key takeaways “Last week, scientists, investors, executives of pharmaceutical companies, and public health workers came together in Geneva, Switzerland, for a multi-day summit on tackling neglected tropical diseases, which culminated in the signing of the Geneva Commitment for the next stage of…

Mexico Becomes First Country In Americas To Eliminate Trachoma, PAHO/WHO Announce

NBC News: Mexico Eliminates Infectious Disease Which Is Leading Cause of Blindness “…The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that Mexico is the first country in the Americas to eliminate trachoma as a public health issue. The disease, caused by a bacteria, affects…

Global Community Should Work Together To Continue To Make Progress On NTDs

Forbes: Look What Happens When You Pay Attention To Neglected Tropical Diseases Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and director of operations…

Bill Gates Discusses Progress On NTD Prevention, Treatment In Gates Notes Blog

Gates Notes: Neglected No More Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses progress made against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and writes, “What’s driving this progress? It’s been the result of drug donations by pharmaceutical companies and generous commitments by donors and governments. … Still, there’s a…

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