Author Archives: End the Neglect

3rd Progress Report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Released

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases released its third progress report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases on June 25, 2015. Read the full executive summary and report.  From the Executive Summary In the course of human history, few public health efforts can match the scale and ambition of the endeavor to rid the world […]

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Calling Time on Urogenital Schistosomiasis

I spent many of my teenage years living in Malawi, enjoying swimming in beautiful Lake Malawi. Wind on to age 30, and I was struggling to get pregnant. Eventually, following illness, I was diagnosed with schistosomiasis by a consultant and colleague at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. I was told that I had probably […]

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END7 Students By the Numbers – 2014-2015

; We created an infographic to showcase the accomplishments of our amazing student supporters over the past academic year. For more detail, check out the END7 Student Yearbook!

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Celebrating Victories, Together with a Public Health Champion

; The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region continues to inspire the world, showing how unwavering determination can help achieve public health elimination targets. For example, earlier this year the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other leading global health experts said goodbye to rubella in the Americas, a virus also known as German measles. […]

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Endemic Countries Lead the Fight against NTDs

; Nearly 1.8 billion people require treatment for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Many of these diseases can be easily prevented or treated, yet only 43 percent of people are receiving the treatment they need for the most common NTDs. In this time of resource scarcity, our collective commitment to the poorest communities should not wane. […]

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Government of Nigeria Releases New Data on the Prevalence of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal…

; On Thursday June 4, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health released, for the first time, comprehensive data on the national distribution of two major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. This new information, gathered by the government of Nigeria and a network of partners, found that across 19 states and the Federal […]

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Time for NTDs to Emerge from the Shadows

; More and more, leaders from endemic and donor countries alike are recognizing the importance of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs, the most common diseases of the world’s poor, are on the agenda for this week’s G7 summit in Germany, where leaders from the G7 countries, along with representatives from the European Union and leaders […]

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Powerful Testimonies Urge Action on Neglected Tropical Diseases

; Earlier this month, The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, chaired by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), conducted a hearing on Global Health Programs highlighting U.S. investments in significant  global health efforts  such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and […]

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“Worm Index” Reveals Association Between NTDs and Human Development

; A new “worm index” developed by Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez and Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Jennifer Herricks reveals a strong association between neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and human development. The index was based on the disease burden of major worm (or helminth) infections: intestinal helminths, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis, which can lead […]

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Snapshot of the Diplomatic Courier’s Interview with Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director…

; By Whitney McInvale and Alex Gordon Earlier this this year, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, sat down with the Diplomatic Courier  – a leading global affairs magazine – to discuss her experience as the first female Regional Director of […]

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National Science Academies Urge G7 Leaders to Address NTDs

; View image | gettyimages.com ; In advance of every G7 summit, the national science academies of the G7 countries prepare policy statements on the priority issues identified by the G7 host country. This year, the national science academies delivered statements on neglected tropical diseases, antibiotic resistance, and the future of the ocean. In the […]

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Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH

; This blog was originally posted in Huffington Post as part of the “WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect” blog series, in partnership with WASH Advocates. At the turn of the century, world leaders came together at the United Nations in New York to develop the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight ambitious goals […]

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An Interview with Francis Ohanyido, Global Network’s New NTD Advisor in Nigeria

; 1. How did you first become interested in health issues? What makes you passionate? My interest in health issues naturally started very early in life when I had made up my mind that I was going to study medicine. The story has it that I took an uncle’s stethoscope from his clinic when I […]

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Can We Nudge the Budget? Our Experience at the END7 Student Advocacy Day

By Anjali Bhatla, Cyrus Ghaznavi and Sri Gopakumar Rice University Undergraduates  On a bright spring morning in Washington, D.C., we stood outside the U.S. Capitol in the middle of a whirlwind, 32-hour trip from Houston, Texas.  As we stood in the clearance line to enter the Capitol Visitors Center, we reviewed our materials to prepare […]

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