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NTDs Highlighted At PAHO Council Meeting

“[H]ealth officials from the [Latin American and Caribbean (LAC)] region met this week at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters in Washington, D.C., for its 52nd Directing Council,” the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ (NTDs) “End the Neglect” blog reports. “NTDs were highlighted throughout the week and they played an integral role in broader conversations on the post-2015 development agenda, the importance of water and sanitation service improvements, and the social determinants of health,” the blog states and summarizes a side event co-hosted by the Global Network. “We are beginning to see increased political will and commitment, and this makes us truly believe that we are closer to seeing the end of NTDs in the Americas!” the blog concludes (Corona-Parra, 10/4).

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