Author Archives: End the Neglect

A Path Appears: Reviewing Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s New Book

; Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to investigate “how one can do a better job of making a difference, how one can help institute effective change” in their new book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. The husband-and-wife team traveled the world to view different approaches to accelerating progress against poverty. Reporting […]

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Congress Approves $100 Million for NTD Funding!

; This spring, the END7 campaign launched an advocacy action to help to fight cuts to the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Program. Thousands of supporters spoke out by sending a message to Chairwoman Kay Granger and Ranking Member Nita Lowey, of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and […]

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Top News Stories

Come here every month to see the most important news on NTDs! Mexico eliminates transmission of river blindness; Jimmy Carter and Carlos Slim partner to eliminate onchocerciasis from the Americas – Outbreak News Today 11/14/14 How to leverage the private sector to sustain health programs: A case study from Ghana – Devex 11/18/14 World Toilet […]

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Health for All. Everywhere.

; This blog post was originally published on the Sabin Vaccine Institute website.  This month, Sabin Vaccine Institute joined over 260 organizations to support the launch of the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day. With a tagline of “Health for All. Everywhere,” Universal Health Coverage Day, taking place on December 12, will call for universal health coverage (UHC) to be a […]

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Lymphatic Filariasis Early Detection Study Commences in Myanmar

; The Global Network is happy to share the work of Jan Douglas, PhD Candidate at James Cook University, who is conducting a study in Myanmar focused on lymphatic filariasis in young people.  By Jan Douglas, PhD Candidate at James Cook University Infection with Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) can lead to distressing disfigurement and disability, but the […]

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Experience the Joy of #GivingTuesday with END7!

; How are you celebrating Giving Tuesday this year? Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to counter the “conspicuous consumption” of the holiday season with “conspicuous compassion” on a day dedicated to giving back. The movement’s remarkable growth and momentum is highlighted in a short […]

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Introducing END7′s November Students of the Month, Ali Carter and Collin Leibold

; Throughout the year, END7 honors students who have made a significant contribution to our growing movement of student advocates dedicated to seeing the end of NTDs. This month, we are proud to extend this honor to two students who have worked together over the past year to establish an END7 presence at Georgetown University. […]

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With END7 Support, Nigeria Reaches More Communities at Risk for NTDs

; All seven of the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are found in Nigeria. With an estimated 100 million people at risk for at least one NTD, Nigeria has the highest burden in Africa. While Nigeria has a multi-year plan to eliminate or control the seven most common NTDs by 2020 –additional resources are […]

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Achieving Global Health Impact through Strategic Communications

; In a world where politics, ideology and values sometimes outweigh evidence, how can global health professionals better communicate what they do in order to achieve impact?  Global Network’s Managing Director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry, addressed this question at last week’s American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. His panel discussion, titled “Using […]

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IMA Tanzania a Key Player in Massive National Vaccine and MDA Campaign

; The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is happy to share news from IMA World Health. A first of its kind for Tanzania, the national co-implemented immunization and mass drug administration strengthened the country’s integrated efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases.  On Saturday, October 18, IMA World Health participated in a special event in Dodoma, Tanzania, to launch […]

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Introducing END7′s October Student of the Month, Meghna Purkayastha

; 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 October Student of the Month, Meghna Purkayastha, a junior at Smith College. Meghna, a biology major with a minor in economics, […]

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#IAmTropMed: Flipping the Microscope to Tell a New Set of Stories

This blog post was originally published on Making Malaria History.  Anyone working in global health will say the same thing: the people impacted by our work is the reason we do what we do. Underlying medical vocabulary, data spreadsheets, and peer-reviewed journals are millions of stories, people whose lives were saved and improved thanks to creative and […]

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Newly-Formed German NTD Network Poised to Advance NTD Advocacy

; On September 22nd, the Global Network was thrilled to support a launch event for the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases. Stakeholders from civil society, the scientific community and the private sector from across Germany convened in Berlin to participate in a special parliamentary evening introducing the newly-formed alliance, which is dedicated to controlling […]

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Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases & Malnutrition

; Together with a wide range of experts and advocates from the neglected tropical disease (NTD), nutrition and broader development community, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is excited to launch a new policy brief. Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases & Malnutrition – examines the relationship between NTDs and […]

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