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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
November 2, 2016 by Global Network for NTDs
The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers is hosting an International Conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and rare diseases November 10-12, 2016 at the Vatican, “Towards a Culture of Health that is Welcoming and Supportive at the Service of People with Rare and Neglected Pathologies.” Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez will deliver the opening […] Read More