Author Archives: End the Neglect

New Paper Highlights Key Progress, Challenges Ahead of Post-2015 Agenda Setting

; In an important new paper, “Neglected tropical diseases: now more than just ‘other disease’ — the post-2015 agenda,” published in International Health, David Molyneux, professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, captures why defeating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is so critical. He writes, “The overall context of NTD control is the contribution it […]

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Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the…

; In a recently-released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (UN) Member States to ensure that the forthcoming post-2015 framework include specific targets for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs); Doing so would reduce human suffering, increase economic prosperity and help achieve greater global […]

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Free Online Class Teaches Students How to Change the World and End NTDs!

; Thanks to an online course beginning today, it’s now possible to learn just what it takes to change the world – for free! From climate change to global health and gender equality, the Coursera class, titled “How to Change the World” will give ordinary people the stats, knowledge and facts to become change-makers and […]

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Nigeria Champions Integrated Approach to NTDs at the World Health Assembly

; Photo credit: U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers By Helen Hamilton, on behalf of the UK Coalition against NTDs The first six months of 2014 have already seen a number of milestones reached for the international neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, including the successful NTD-focused side event at the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) in […]

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Global Network Releases a New Report on NTD Control and Elimination

; Today, the Global Network released a new report entitled “Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases: Opportunities to Support the Control and Elimination of NTDs.” This report offers an analysis of the progress made, challenges remaining and new opportunities in the global effort to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. This report stems from discussions […]

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SAFEly Combatting Trachoma across Africa

; By Anna Massey, Head of Strategic Government Partnerships at Sightsavers When it comes to tackling the largest infectious cause of blindness in the world – trachoma – it is widely agreed that the SAFE strategy is key in moving towards elimination. Recommended by the World Health organization (WHO), the strategy aims to reduce the […]

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New World Bank Video Shows an Amazing River Blindness Success Story

; To celebrate the remarkable progress made against river blindness (onchocerciasis) in Africa since the formation of a tremendous public-private partnership to combat the disease forty years ago, global partners recently gathered at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. Leaders poignantly spoke about how this country-owned, community driven effort — the World Bank’s first health […]

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Ghana Launches NTD Master Plan, Mass Drug Administration Campaign, Celebrates Billionth NTD…

; The Global Network is happy to share END in Africa’s announcement congratulating Ghana on the launch of its NTD master plan and and 2014 strategic mass drug administration campaign. View the original post here.  On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Government of Ghana launched both its Ghana Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) master plan and its […]

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When the Right to Health Becomes a Battle for Recognition & Dignity

; The following post is an opinion piece from Jeanne Chauffour, a student at the University of Chicago* Health is a human right. This phrase is clearly stated in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), along with a long list of other highly-held treaties and conventions. For countries having ratified these treaties, […]

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Honduras

; Honduras became the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to launch its national and integrated plan addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in April 2012; however, information gaps regarding the prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth (STH or intestinal worm) infections remained. The first comprehensive historic review of soil-STH prevalence and research studies […]

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LwL: A Life Worth Living

; This post was originally published on the Aspen Idea Blog. What makes a life worth living? For many of us, it’s our relationships with our families and loved ones, the ability to follow our passions, excel at work, and improve opportunities for ourselves and future generations. While tremendous efforts are underway to prevent deaths […]

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2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16: Celebrating World Cup Teams Fighting NTDs

; For one month, countries around the world are gathering to watch arguably the greatest sporting event in the world—the World Cup. Every four years, people from around the world come together to celebrate this epic event that transcends political turmoil, and even wars and conflict. In this time of celebration, we’re taking the time […]

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The World Bank and Partners Celebrate 40 Years of Success in Controlling River Blindness

; This Friday, the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), Merck and other partners will celebrate 40 years of success in controlling river blindness in Africa. The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) is recognized as one of the most successful public-private health partnerships in Africa – treating 100 million people a year in […]

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What Can the Experiences of Sierra Leone and Cambodia Tell Us about How to Fight NTDs?

; By Romina Rodríguez Pose, independent consultant on international development and lead author for the Health Dimension case studies, Development Progress Project. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest billion people in the world. They cause number of chronic health conditions that largely limit people’s ability to study and work and consequently have a healthy […]

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