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, 2015
In this guest column for Health Progress, Dr. Neeraj Mistry explains how the moral vision of Catholic health care workers, guided by Pope Francis, can tip the scales in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. Bruce Compton, senior director of international outreach for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHAUSA), invited Dr. Mistry to write for the partnership and collaboration edition of Health Progress.
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August 12, 2015
As the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) near expiration, the United Nations (UN) is planning its next ambitious set of targets for the development community, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) While NTDs are explicitly mentioned in the SDGs, the UN has not so far included an indicator to measure success in controlling NTDs. In an op-ed to the Skoll World Forum, Sabin Vaccine Institute's President, Dr. Peter Hotez, and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases' Managing Director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry, describe why the SDGs must address NTDs.
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The Latest From Our Blog

August 26, 2015
by: Administrator
Today we’ve posted an essay by Rice University rising junior Anjali Bhatla, one of five winners of a student competition on raising awareness of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of parasitic, viral and bacterial infections that afflict mainly those living in extreme poverty. The writing contest and related outreach competition are associated with a […] Read More