Author Archives: End the Neglect

Introducing Lydia Silber, September’s END7 Student of the Month

; Each month, END7 honors one student who has made a significant contribution to our growing movement of student advocates dedicated to seeing the end of NTDs. We are very proud to introduce our September Student of the Month, Lydia Silber, a senior at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois. Lydia, who learned […]

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New Report: The Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative in Latin America on the Effectiveness of…

; While major gains have been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the Latin American and Caribbean region’s most poor and marginalized populations still suffer from the pain, disability and social exclusion associated with NTDs — diseases which have been successfully controlled in higher income countries. However, the Latin America and the […]

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#StopTheWorms: STH Coalition Forming New Partnerships to Reduce Intestinal Worm Infections in…

; This week, the Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) Coalition and various NGOs are meeting in Paris for a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) NGO Network meeting to discuss effective ways of advancing the control and elimination of STH (also known as intestinal worms) and other NTDs. The STH Coalition is a diverse group of committed organizations that […]

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Neglected No More: A Post-2015 Framework that Delivers for NTDs

By Helen Hamilton, Policy Advisor on NTDs at Sightsavers This week the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) community will come together at the NNN – a welcome acronym for the Non-government Development Organisations Neglected Tropical Disease network. Together, we’ll be reflecting on achievements such as the global trachoma mapping project and the challenges ahead if we […]

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END7 Supports Strengthening and Scaling-Up of Deworming Campaigns in Peru

; Approximately 3.5 million children are at risk for intestinal worms – including hookworm, whipworm and roundworm – in Peru. Even though Peru has experienced significant economic growth over the past decade, a large portion of its population continues to live in poverty, with four out of ten families still lacking access to clean water. […]

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Al Jazeera’s Documentary Series Highlights Neglected Tropical Diseases

In a fight between the world’s worst diseases and the human population, there are those that dream of a world free of diseases and poverty. Lifelines, a global health television series produced by Al Jazeera with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights the efforts of global health workers and professionals who are […]

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South-South Cooperation Moves Forward to Free the Indigenous Yanomami People from Neglected…

; Today marks the United Nations (UN) Day for South-South Cooperation — an opportunity for the global development community to examine how developing and emerging countries can share knowledge, exchange best practices and pursue joint projects to generate tangible solutions to development challenges. As a young officer in the Ministry of Health of Argentina, I […]

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The Results are In: U.S. Government Investments in Health

; This post was originally published on the Sabin Vaccine Institute blog. ; Results released by the U.S. Government (USG) in September reveal that since fiscal year (FY) 2009, more than $50 billion has been invested by the USG in foreign assistance for health, saving millions of lives. In particular, investments in vaccines and the […]

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END7 Infographic: How NTD Donations Help Endemic Communities Worldwide

; We here at END7 are always exploring innovative ways to raise awareness about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and to show how donations made to END7 help NTD endemic communities worldwide.  In our featured infographic below, we used the visual elements of comics to create a simple infographic that showcases the impact of generous donations […]

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Will the Agenda of the November 2014 G20 Leaders Summit Help End NTDs?

By Haley Brightman and Amber Cashwell With the G20 Leaders Summit quickly approaching, the Global Network has released its G20 Call to Action. This policy brief outlines the exceptional opportunity for G20 leaders to take concrete action to address global health priorities, including NTDs, during this year’s discussions, to be held on November 15-16 in […]

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Calling All Campus Campaigners!: END7’s New Resources to Support Student NTD Advocacy

; Over the past year, the END7 campaign has dramatically increased its base of student supporters at universities around the world. Students at dozens of universities have organized advocacy, education, and fundraising events, raising over $21,000 for END7 during the 2013-2014 academic year alone. The representatives of the END7 Student Advisory Board are hard at […]

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Tearing Down the Roadblocks: Another Look at Building the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

; As I drove home from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport earlier this month, I could not help but notice the electronic bulletins on the I-95 and Capitol Beltway that flashed “D.C. Event Aug 4-6, expect delays.” The event, of course, referred to the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, while the delays referred to the inevitable […]

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Going Beyond Cooperation: Why it’s Critical for NTD Control and Elimination in Nigeria

; The following guest blog post from Benjamin Nwobi, resident program advisor for RTI International and the ENVISION project in Nigeria, and Sunday Isiyaku, country director for Sightsavers in Nigeria and lead for the UNITED Project, details a new alliance aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) program and maximizing the impact of resources […]

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Why focus on NTDs, and Why Now?

; Of all the challenges our world faces, why do we focus on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? For END7, the answer is simple. Because these are the most common diseases of the world’s poor, affecting more than a billion people around the world. And treatment and control of NTDs is critical to ending extreme poverty […]

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