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.

March 18, 2015

The New York Times spotlights India's efforts to defeat lymphatic filariasis through the Filaria Free India campaign.

"India recently began one of the biggest drug-distribution campaigns in its history in an effort to eliminate “elephant’s foot disease,” also known as elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis.

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March 16, 2015

Global Network's Managing Director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry, discusses India's Filaria Free India Campaign with CNN. 

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The Latest From Our Blog

March 26, 2015
by: admin
  Guest blog post by Wendy Santis, Footwork Executive Director  Twenty-five members of Cameroon’s Ministry of Health, and nurses and leaders from Mbebah Vigilantic Farming and Development Association — a community development NGO in Northwest Cameroon — received training this past December in podoconiosis diagnosis, prevention and mitigation. Podoconiosis, a type of elephantiasis spread by chronic […] Read More