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Blog Features Interview With Pan American NTD Expert

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ (NTDs) “End The Neglect” blog features an interview with Mirta Roses Periago, who recently served as the director of the Pan American Health Organization and currently serves as an NTD Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. She discusses the importance of advocacy and education, communication, community ownership, and program sustainability, according to the blog. “There are many challenges but the end is possible and closer than ever before. My own experiences working with rural communities led me to believe that eliminating NTDs is possible,” she said, the blog notes (8/21).