Accra, June 22, GNA – More than 100 experts, policy makers and heath leaders will gather in Accra from June 25-27 to discuss ways of scaling up interventions to control or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Africa Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Former president of Ghana joins forces with the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to eliminate diseases of poverty
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2012—Today, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network), a major initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, announced President John A. Kufuor as the organization’s new neglected tropical disease (NTD) Special Envoy. The collaboration was announced at a luncheon hosted by the Global Network and the African Union to honor the former Ghanian president for his political and humanitarian achievements in Africa and throughout the world.
“Harry Potter” star joins global effort to eliminate seven diseases by 2020
LONDON, April 12, 2012 – British actor Tom Felton is calling on his fans to join him in the fight to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. As an ambassador for the END7 campaign, Felton is helping to raise public awareness about these devastating diseases of poverty that infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children.
A New Clinic in Houston Has Been Established to Fight These Infections
Washington D.C., March 27, 2012— A paper jointly published in Public Library of Science (PLoS) called for increased attention to diseases that infect people living in poverty in Texas and Mexico. According to the authors of the paper, increased surveillance, improved education for healthcare workers and new therapies are necessary in order to control the high rates of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like Chagas disease, dengue fever, leishmaniasis and hookworm.
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Burundi Launches National Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases applauds the latest effort to end diseases of poverty in Africa