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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…

G7 Focus, Action On NTDs Can Help Alleviate Poverty Worldwide

Huffington Post: Unpacking the G7 Agenda: Recognizing Neglected Tropical Diseases Ilya Jones, communications officer at the Malaria Consortium, U.K. “…Among other health issues, diseases of poverty — or more specifically, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — will be a focal point for the [G7] summit meetings. … Despite their pervasiveness, NTDs…

G7 Summit Will Address Many Global Diplomatic, Development Issues, Including NTDs

Yomiuri Shimbun/Japan News: Group of 7 — Think ahead, act together Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany “The heads of state and government of the seven leading industrial countries will gather in Elmau, Germany, on June 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing global challenges. … The G7 has repeatedly…

International Business Times Explores Chagas Disease Prevalence, Treatment In U.S.

International Business Times: Chagas Disease: How A Silent Tropical Parasite Prospers In The U.S. “…Last week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also serving as current president of the G7 nations, pledged a renewed focus on fighting a handful of debilitating diseases that…

At Senate Hearing, Advocates, Senators Underscore Critical Role Of U.S. Government In Advancing Global Health, Including NTD Efforts

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Powerful Testimonies Urge Action on Neglected Tropical Diseases Selma Melkich, policy coordinator for the Global Network, discusses a recent Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on global health programs. “…The testimonies from this panel of experts underscore the critical…

Disease Eradication Efforts Must Continue In Earnest, Be Fully Supported Until Completion

Bloomberg Business: How the World Is Wiping Out Killer Diseases Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…These eradication efforts [for Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and other diseases] represent genuine and largely unheralded breakthroughs, not just for Africa but for the planet as a whole. At the…

Successful Marketing Of NTDs Garners Attention, Funding Commitments

International Business Times: How Three Scientists ‘Marketed’ Neglected Tropical Diseases And Raised More Than $1 Billion “…[T]hese [17] maladies were largely ignored until three researchers came up with the surprisingly simple idea to ‘market’ them to politicians and private foundations collectively as ‘neglected tropical diseases.’ … This simple strategy –…