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.

July 24, 2014

Global Network Senior Program Officer, Wanceghi Thuo, is featured in a Lusaka Voice article on the World Health Organization African Region's efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. 

"And Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Representative Wangechi Thuo called for an enhanced planning for resource mobilization and financial sustainability of NTD programmes in Africa.

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July 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 15, 2014 — The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) today released a report, “Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases: Opportunities to Support the Control and Elimination of NTDs” that offers an analysis of the progress made, challenges remaining and new opportunities in the global effort to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.
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The Latest From Our Blog

July 25, 2014
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  Check back here every Friday for the latest news on NTDs. Global trachoma mapping project marks two year milestone under budget, ahead of schedule — The International Trachoma Initiative, 7/23/14 WHO calls for strengthened disease advocacy — Lusaka Voice, 7/23/14 Unite in fight against neglected tropical diseases – Health PS — Zambia Daily Mail, […] Read More