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.


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October 6, 2015

On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to William Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discovery of avermectin, a drug that has been distributed to millions of people around the world to treat two common neglected tropical diseases.

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October 5, 2015

Heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS), gathered in Ufa, Russia, for the 7th BRICS Summit, themed “BRICS Partnership—A Powerful Factor of Global Development.” The summit, which took place in July 8-9 2015, held true to its theme, and for the first time, the BRICS heads of state agreed to support the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as part of their health cooperation efforts.

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October 6, 2015
by: Global Network for NTDs
In September, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) and the Sabin Vaccine Institute traveled to Berlin to meet with Members of Parliament, German NGO partners and the media to inspire action on the promises to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), made during the G7 Summit held in Germany this summer. The Global […] Read More