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.

August 28, 2014

In Business Standard, Dr. Neeraj Mistry says India has an extraordinary opportunity to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. 

"India has an excellent history of controlling and eliminating smallpox, guinea worm and polio. Now we have this huge opportunity to end NTDs," says Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director of Global Network for NTDs here.

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August 26, 2014

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses NTD mapping in Ethiopia in their August podcast. 

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The Latest From Our Blog

September 15, 2014
by: Segun Adesina
In a fight between the world’s worst diseases and the human population, there are those that dream of a world free of diseases and poverty. Lifelines, a global health television series produced by Al Jazeera with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights the efforts of global health workers and professionals who are […] Read More