-Dr Neeraj Mistry on the mission of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
By Ajong Mbapndah L
Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTDs) affect some 1.4 million people around the world and Africa currently bears 50% of the burden says Dr Neeraj Mistry Managing Director of the Global Network for Tropical Diseases. Dr Mistry and the Global Network are at the forefront of the crusade to eliminate the seven most common NTDs by 2020. More than 30 African countries have finalized multi-year national plans for NTDs said Dr Mistry in an interview with PAV.Mistry who has served as Managing Director of the Global Network since 2010 has succeeded in rallying global attention on NTDs with the help of celebrity support.