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.


October 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2014 — The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) today released a policy brief, Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases & Malnutrition, which explores the relationship between neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malnutrition and the actions needed to address both. The document reflects the views and expertise of a wide range of experts from the NTD, nutrition and broader development communities and serves as a resource to policymakers, advocates and program implementers.
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October 15, 2014

Global Network Special Envoy for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, joined together with effect:hope's executive director, Peter Derrick, in an op-ed published in Embassy. Dr. Roses and Peter Derrick call on Canada to increase investments in neeglected tropical diseases. 

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The Latest From Our Blog

October 30, 2014
by: Alex Gordon
This blog post was originally published on Making Malaria History.  Anyone working in global health will say the same thing: the people impacted by our work is the reason we do what we do. Underlying medical vocabulary, data spreadsheets, and peer-reviewed journals are millions of stories, people whose lives were saved and improved thanks to creative and […] Read More