Author Archives: End the Neglect

Ending Suffering from Trachoma, One Surgery at a Time

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 […]

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All Roads Lead to Rome: the Path to the Vatican Conference on 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 […]

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“It’s When the Sun Rises and the Wind Blows.” On World Sight Day, Let’s Recommit to…

Originally posted by the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention Project.  Across the globe, there are 200 million people at risk of trachoma, a preventable, blinding infectious disease.  More than three million people are in need of immediate surgery to avoid blindness due to trichiasis, a manifestation of trachoma that causes eyelashes to turn inward, scraping […]

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END7 Raises $1,000,000

END7 just surpassed the $1,000,000 mark in funds raised to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with more than 25,000 donations since the launch of the campaign. These contributions support efforts by national ministries of health to build sustainable NTD programs based within endemic countries. Projects funded by END7 have given the gift of good health […]

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NTD and de-worming project in Nigeria awarded $50,000 funding

; A Sightsavers’ project in Nigeria has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s END7 campaign to help tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This generous grant will have a significant impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and will enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating five […]

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Creating Vectors for Transmission of Knowledge to Combat NTDs

Students from around the world wrote essays as part of their application for leadership positions with END7 for the upcoming academic year. Two students were awarded scholarships to attend the Millennium Campus Conference in Washington, DC. We are publishing the best essays on our blog during the Millennium Campus Conference this week. Scholarship winner John […]

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This is Just the Beginning: Expanding END7 Internationally

Students from around the world wrote essays as part of their application for leadership positions with END7 for the upcoming academic year. Two students were awarded scholarships to attend the Millennium Campus Conference in Washington, DC. We are publishing the best essays on our blog during the Millennium Campus Conference this week. Scholarship winner Beth […]

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Hope for My Generation

Students from around the world wrote essays as part of their application for leadership positions with END7 for the upcoming academic year. Two students were awarded scholarships to attend the Millennium Campus Conference in Washington, DC. We are publishing the best essays on our blog during the Millennium Campus Conference this week. Runner-up Bailey Hilton […]

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To End 7 as a Millennial

Students from around the world wrote essays as part of their application for leadership positions with END7 for the upcoming academic year. Two students were awarded scholarships to attend the Millennium Campus Conference in Washington, DC. We are publishing the best essays on our blog during the Millennium Campus Conference this week. Runner-up Shangir Siddique […]

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Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases: My Role as a Student

Students from around the world wrote essays as part of their application for leadership positions with END7 for the upcoming academic year. Two students were awarded scholarships to attend the Millennium Campus Conference in Washington, DC. We are publishing the best essays on our blog during the Millennium Campus Conference this week. Runner-up Gerald Oyeki […]

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END7 at the University of Sierra Leone Leading Social Mobilization and Campus Engagement to…

By Ishmael I. T. Jalloh END7 Campus Leaders Council Representative, University of Sierra Leone Ishmael I. T.

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Fourth Progress Report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Released

Last year, pharmaceutical companies donated medicine to treat 1.5 billion people for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), more than ever before. The release of the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases scorecard and report today underscores the urgency and the opportunity before us to control and eliminate the most common NTDs. For the first time, the […]

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Scaling up NTD treatment and prevention: India’s experience scaling up mass drug…

by Dr. P.K. Srivastava is the Joint Director – Nodal officer of Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis Programme, Government of India Of the more than a billion people in the world affected by NTDs, 34% live in India. This is in large part due to the number of people living in India at risk of being […]

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India Should Not Lose Sight of Programs to Combat Diseases of Poverty

An editorial, “To our health,” in The Indian Express, published on March 31, 2016, highlighted an initiative to update India’s public health framework in a time-bound process. The updates, which may be finalized in three months, will bring a new focus to preventing non-communicable diseases and operationalizing plans that have been in development. Programs focused on neglected […]

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