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February 24, 2017 by Global Network for NTDs
On January 30, the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), END7 student supporters around the world kicked off the second annual NTD Awareness Week. For seven days, students held fundraisers, led advocacy activities and raised awareness of the burden of NTDs and the incredible promise of the global effort to […] Read More
February 1, 2017 by Global Network for NTDs
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common affliction of the world’s poorest people. Thriving in communities that lack access to health services, adequate sanitation and clean water, NTDs blind, disable and disfigure, trapping families in a cycle of poverty and disease. Nearly one in six people globally has at least one of these 17 […] Read More
January 30, 2017 by Global Network for NTDs
Five years ago today – shortly after the launch of the END7 campaign – global partners gathered at the Royal College of Physicians to endorse the London Declaration on NTDs: a set of sweeping commitments to support the global effort to control, eliminate and eradicate neglected tropical diseases. The London Declaration launched a historic partnership […] Read More
January 18, 2017 by Global Network for NTDs
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of infectious diseases that subsist in tropical and subtropical climates through 149 countries. Currently, more than 1.4 billion people worldwide are affected by at least one of the 17 NTDs recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). NTDs are called “neglected” because while they have been largely […] Read More
December 15, 2016 by Global Network for NTDs
Originally posted by the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project.   Christine undergoes trichiasis surgery. The drape over her face and the surgeon’s gloves, robe, face mask and cap help maintain the sterility of the surgical field. “Before the surgery, I was always in pain and I couldn’t see properly. I was afraid to go […] Read More