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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…

Experts Comment On Successes, Challenges Of Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases

Thomson Reuters Foundation: EXPERT VIEWS — Progress in fighting tropical diseases but funding and conflicts pose challenges “Progress has been made in tackling diseases that blind, disable, and disfigure millions of poor in tropical countries each year, but drug companies need to step up donations of medicines, the World Health…

International Initiative Making Progress Toward Eliminating Trachoma

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Medication, money, and maps: How to fight a debilitating eye disease “In some of the world’s remotest corners, health workers armed with smartphones, digital maps, and medication are making steady progress in eliminating trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, a leading expert said. Better living…

Continued Support Of USAID NTD Program, Collaborative Partnerships Necessary To End NTDs

The Hill: Securing America’s legacy in the fight against neglected tropical diseases Mary Ann Peters, CEO of the Carter Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh “…[N]ews rarely captures one of the biggest global health successes to date: our country’s efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Program is…

FT Health Discusses NTDs, Features Interview With Gavi CEO Seth Berkley

FT Health: Diseases less neglected The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses last week’s meeting on neglected tropical diseases in Geneva and highlights the newspaper’s special report on NTDs and a video discussion with Dirk Engels, head of NTDs at the WHO; Dhekra Annuzaili, public…

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Marks 10th Anniversary With Article Collection

PLOS Collections: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: 10th Anniversary Collection “Ten years ago, PLOS published the inaugural issue of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open access journal devoted to highlighting research and commentary on the forgotten diseases that affect the world’s most neglected people. The recently published 10th Anniversary Collection…

Focus On Wider Development Goals Needed To Help Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Says; Donors Make Financial Commitments At NTD Summit

Deutsche Welle: WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases “In the past 10 years, ‘unprecedented progress’ has been made in tackling tropical diseases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. To continue targeting invisible killers like schistosomiasis, however, drug companies, aid organizations, and politicians must confront the…

Participatory Approaches, Women’s Involvement Critical To Eradicating NTDs In Africa

Project Syndicate: Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…Because women and girls in their childbearing years suffer disproportionately from the health and social effects of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is critically important that they be included in any large-scale health…

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