Nearly one in six people suffer from NTDs – bacterial and parasitic diseases that disable people and perpetuate poverty. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, is dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding required to eliminate these diseases as a public health threat to the world’s poorest communities.

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That’s all it takes to treat the seven diseases affecting 90% of the world’s poorest people.More than 1 billion people, including 500 million children, are living with these debilitating diseases.We’re building a community of supporters who are committed to seeing the end of NTDs.


The latest news from the Global Network.

December 18, 2015
Omnibus Bill Includes $100 Million for NTDs
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December 10, 2015
December 6, 2015 -- In India alone, 352 million people in 137 districts are at risk of contracting lymphatic filariasis (LF), a painful and disabiling disease caused by microscopic parasites. India's government aims to eliminate LF this year, and it is already well on its way.
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The Latest From Our Blog

January 27, 2016
by: Hanna Schwing
In honor of NTD Awareness Week, and to rally for Thursday’s NTD Advocacy Day, we present the below listicle for your enjoyment. 1. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that affect the world’s poorest people. Without treatment, they can lead to lifelong disabilities and suffering. But NTD treatment programs […] Read More