Reading List 10/18/2010

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End the Neglect
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Great new list of reads to get your week started off right! Today we’re reading about the WHO’s first comprehensive report on NTDs, the risk of the spread of NTDs amongst Afghans as reported by the United Nations, the personal account of an optometrist who worked in developing countries to treat Onchocerciasis, and the need for Africa to target both infectious and non-infectious diseases in order to strengthen his health care system. WHO: Control Of Neglected Tropical Diseases Is Feasible , World Book News UN Reports That Millions of Afghans at Risk from Parasitic Disease , Tanya Thomas, MedIndia Mission trips inspired me to form a not-for-profit eyecare organization , Jordan Kassalow, Optometric Management “Paradigm Shift” Needed in African Health Care, Experts Say , Zeeshan Ali, All Voices

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Reading List 10/18/2010