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.

November 14, 2014

On the Global Health Council blog, Global Network Policy Director, Michelle Brooks, says now is the time to scale up neglected tropical disease and nutrition interventions. 

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November 10, 2014

The International Business Times discusses Global Network's efforts to control and eliminate lymphatic filariasis. 

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The Latest From Our Blog

November 13, 2014
by: Alex Gordon
  All seven of the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are found in Nigeria. With an estimated 100 million people at risk for at least one NTD, Nigeria has the highest burden in Africa. While Nigeria has a multi-year plan to eliminate or control the seven most common NTDs by 2020 –additional resources are […] Read More