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G8 Accountability Report Should Focus More On NTD Treatment

“Last Friday, the G8 Lough Erne Accountability Report [.pdf] was released by the U.K. government in the lead-up to the G8 summit happening at the end of this week,” the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog writes, adding, “We are pleased to see that the G8’s past commitments on [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] were specifically mentioned and evaluated, although the report is not completely candid about the lack of progress being made by many of the G8 countries in this area.” The blog discusses the report, saying, “NTD treatment was mostly overlooked.” The blog adds, “A focused and coordinated effort by the world’s leaders is critical to seeing the end of these diseases by 2020” (Gunderson, 6/11).