Author Archives: End the Neglect

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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Tackling Five NTDs in Colombia’s Amazonia Region

In the Vaupés province of Colombia live small, ethnically diverse and extremely disperse communities without access to basic health care or medicine to treat common diseases. These communities are hard to reach and even harder to treat for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Vaupés has become a priority area for NTD treatment due to the incredibly […]

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END7 Funds NTD Projects Around the World

This spring, we awarded nearly $400,000 in new grants for neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination activities in 2016. This funding is made possible by generous donations to END7, an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common NTDs. The campaign is […]

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NTD Awareness Week 2016: A Global Celebration of Progress in the Fight Against NTDs

END7 student supporters have had a busy spring! Between creative fundraising events, high-impact advocacy activities (including meetings with 39 members of Congress on the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day!), and the launch of chapters at universities from Scotland to Ghana, our student community has been making a difference in communities around the world. Students […]

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My First Advocacy Experience – But Not My Last

The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Tayler McCord’s reflection on her experience in D.C.: By Tayler McCord, Michigan State University My involvement with neglected tropical disease (NTD) advocacy and fundraising began only a few months ago […]

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We Have the Solution and We Need to Use It: Advocating for the USAID NTD Budget in D.C.

The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Nicole Spitzer’s reflection on her experience in D.C.: By Nicole Spitzer, University of Central Florida College of Medicine I was introduced to the END7 campaign while I was in the […]

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To Helminth It – Let’s Go to D.C.

The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Cyrus Ghaznavi’s reflection on his experience in D.C.: By Cyrus Ghaznavi, Rice University Nearly a year after the first ever END7 Advocacy Day in April of 2015, I was back […]

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END7 Student Leaders Speak Out on Capitol Hill for NTDs

On March 1, student leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., for the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. The event brought together 40 students active in END7 programs, from 15 colleges and universities across the country for 39 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff. The students traveled to our nation’s capital on planes, trains […]

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Barbara Bush Addresses END7 Student Leaders

Barbara Bush,  CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, addressed END7 student leaders on March 1, 2016 at the closing reception of the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. I am so thrilled to be here with y’all at the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ Second Annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. I’m Barbara Bush and I’m […]

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Best Foot Forward: Eliminating a Neglected Tropical Disease

An unknown among unknown diseases, podoconiosis (podo for short) is a devastating type of elephantiasis spread by long-term exposure to minerals found in volcanic soil. Unlike lymphatic filariasis, podo is not infectious. Podo has been reported in more than 15 countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, and affects more than 4 million people […]

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Barbara Bush to Keynote 2016 END7 Student Advocacy Day

We are excited to announce that Barbara Bush will give the keynote address at the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 1. Ms. Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC). GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of global health leaders.

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West Wing Characters Learn Seven Facts about NTDs

In honor of NTD Awareness Week, and to rally for Thursday’s NTD Advocacy Day, we present the below listicle for your enjoyment. 1. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that affect the world’s poorest people. Without treatment, they can lead to lifelong disabilities and suffering. But NTD treatment programs […]

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