Author Archives: End the Neglect

5 Years of END7

By Tara Hayward We launched the award-winning END7 campaign in 2012 to build a grassroots movement to end the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). With your support, we mobilized funding to support programs that treated more than 50 million people, helped increase US and UK funding for NTDs and spread awareness of the […]

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Thank You for Supporting END7! Changes are coming…

by Kathryn McGrath It’s been five years since the Sabin Vaccine Institute launched the END7 campaign to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). With your support, we mobilized funding to support programs that treated more than 50 million people, helped increase US and UK funding for NTDs and spread awareness of the global NTD burden. As […]

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Putting Everything I’ve Learned into Action on Student Advocacy Day

The END7 campaign, through the support of Uniting to Combat NTDs, awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the third annual NTD Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Paige Bagby’s reflection on her experience: By Paige Bagby, DePauw University Almost two years ago, I walked into an hour-long lecture on […]

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From the Capital of MS to the Capitol of the US

The END7 campaign, through the support of Uniting to Combat NTDs, awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the third annual NTD Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Bethany Summerford’s reflection on her experience: By Bethany Summerford, University of Mississippi Medical Center I first learned about END7 last fall at […]

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Making a Difference – and Having an Amazing Time Doing It

The END7 campaign, through the support of Uniting to Combat NTDs, awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the third annual NTD Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Shangir Siddique’s reflection on his experience: By Shangir H. Siddique, University of Texas Health Science Center Life-changing. That is how I would […]

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NTD Awareness Week 2017, from Acoustic Night to Zumba

On January 30, the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), END7 student supporters around the world kicked off the second annual NTD Awareness Week. For seven days, students held fundraisers, led advocacy activities and raised awareness of the burden of NTDs and the incredible promise of the global effort to […]

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Vaccines are the future in the fight against NTDs

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common affliction of the world’s poorest people. Thriving in communities that lack access to health services, adequate sanitation and clean water, NTDs blind, disable and disfigure, trapping families in a cycle of poverty and disease. Nearly one in six people globally has at least one of these 17 […]

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5 Years Later – 5 Years Closer

Five years ago today – shortly after the launch of the END7 campaign – global partners gathered at the Royal College of Physicians to endorse the London Declaration on NTDs: a set of sweeping commitments to support the global effort to control, eliminate and eradicate neglected tropical diseases. The London Declaration launched a historic partnership […]

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END7 at Anahuac University North Campus: What We’ve Accomplished, Where We’re Going

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of infectious diseases that subsist in tropical and subtropical climates through 149 countries. Currently, more than 1.4 billion people worldwide are affected by at least one of the 17 NTDs recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). NTDs are called “neglected” because while they have been largely […]

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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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