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NTD Mass Treatment Resumes In Sierra Leone Following Interruption Because Of Ebola

END in Africa: Down But Not Out: Sierra Leone’s NTD Program Restarts Activities as the Ebola Threat Subsides “…After a year-long interruption in mass treatment [because of the Ebola epidemic], Sierra Leone’s national NTD Program and Helen Keller International (HKI), END in Africa’s sub-grantee in Sierra Leone, carefully planned and…

Group Releases 3rd Progress Report On London Declaration On NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: 3rd Progress Report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Released Kathryn McGrath, communications manager at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, notes, “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases released its third progress report on the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases…

NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy “While global attention in West Africa is focused…

Creative Communication, Messaging Critical Aspects Of India’s Lymphatic Filariasis Campaign

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India’s Next Public Health Victory Richard Hatzfeld, communications director at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses India’s campaign to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis and the importance of developing creative communication materials that will help the country reach elimination targets for the disease within the…

South Sudan Marks Progress Toward Eliminating Guinea Worm

Agence France-Presse: Medics celebrate ‘remarkable’ step to eliminating flesh-burrowing worm “Health workers celebrated Friday a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing Guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst affected country, said it had recorded no cases this year…” (6/19).

The Guardian Examines Progress Made On MDG 6, Remaining Challenges

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on HIV and malaria all about? “When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were devised, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis killed approximately six million people each year. World leaders felt it was imperative to have a goal dedicated to tackling this deadly trio. ……

G7 Recognizes Importance Of Several Global Health Issues But Does Not Make Solid Commitments

ONE Blog: The G7 and Health: A glass half full, but undrunk Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, discusses the recent G7 communiqué, saying while the document addresses several important global health issues, including Ebola, neglected tropical disease, and antimicrobial resistance, global leaders “haven’t committed to doing much…

Country Leadership, Partnership Important In NTD Prevention, Control

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Endemic Countries Lead the Fight against NTDs Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for NTDs, writes about country leadership and partnership in preventing and controlling NTDs in low- and middle-income countries, including health ministers’ recent reaffirmation of the Addis…