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Global Community Progressing On Challenge Of Ending 10 NTDs By 2020

January 30 “is the second anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) — the largest coordinated effort against NTDs to date,” Alex Gordon, a communications associate with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog. “This week we’re recognizing the remarkable progress and momentum achieved since the formation of this global partnership where 13 pharmaceutical companies; the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; World Bank and other international organizations formed a global partnership to control and eliminate 10 NTDs by the end of the decade — a commitment that Sabin Vaccine Institute’s president Dr. Peter Hotez calls a ‘tipping point for the world’s poor’…” (1/29).

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