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.

January 29, 2015

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) congratulates Germany on assuming the presidency of the Group of 7 (G7) and proposing an ambitious agenda focused on the global economy, foreign, security and development policy.

G7 leaders have once again prioritized global health and we are especially encouraged that neglected and poverty-related diseases will be one of the focal areas for this year’s G7 Summit, which will be held June 7-8 in Krün, Germany in the state of Bavaria.

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January 28, 2015

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) applauds the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) for their commitment to accelerate progress in the global fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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The Latest From Our Blog

January 30, 2015
by: Michelle Brooks
  Last week, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Sabin Vaccine Institute hosted a well-attended parliamentary workshop in Germany to raise awareness and deepen support for the cause of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The event was organized in conjunction with the Global Network’s on-the-ground partners and included presentations from Dr. Lorenzo Savioli, […] Read More