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.

April 14, 2014
The Lancet highlights gains made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, and identified areas where additinal support is needed. 
"Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cover a wide range of infections that predominantly affect the poorest and most vulnerable individuals. Neglected, but not unknown, these diseases are preventable and treatable. They threaten the lives of more than 1 billion people worldwide, including half a billion children.
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April 11, 2014

Global Network's faith-coordinator, Emily Conron, says the U.S. Congress should remember the words of Pope Francis during the budget process -- especially those concerning NTDs and neglected populations. 

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The Latest From Our Blog

April 15, 2014
by: admin
  This blog was originally posted by By Matthew Alexander on POLYGEIA‘s blog * Just over a fortnight ago, 27th March saw India declared a Polio-free country; it has been over three years since 18 month-old Rukhsar Khatoon was diagnosed with the last case in South-East Asia. The disease left her with mild paralysis in her right […] Read More