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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…

White House Publishes Several Documents Related To G7 Summit Discussions

The White House: G7 Leaders’ Declaration The declaration describes several topics discussed by world leaders at the recent G7 summit in Germany, including the global economy and women’s entrepreneurship; global politics and security; Ebola, antimicrobial resistance, and neglected tropical diseases; climate change and the environment; and the sustainable development agenda…

More International Focus On NTDs Needed

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Time for NTDs to Emerge from the Shadows Liz Powell, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, highlights recent discussions surrounding NTDs at the World Health Assembly and as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well…