Author Archives: End the Neglect

Every Sample is Someone’s Life: My Experience with NTD Field Research

; By David Obadina Northeastern University, where I am a junior majoring in International Affairs with a minor in global health, has an amazing co-op program through which students can go on six month internships anywhere in the world and work in an area of their interest. Having learned so much about neglected tropical diseases […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates Bet on the Elimination of Guinea Worm, Elephantiasis, Trachoma and…

; In their Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates have one big bet: The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else’s. Considering the tremendous progress made in the fight against neglected tropical […]

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Special Envoys Urge the Inclusion of NTDs within the Sustainable Development Goals

; In an effort to give greater visibility to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the one billion people affected by them, three of the Global Network Special Envoys, H.E. Alvaro Arzú Irigoyen, H.E. John A Kufuour and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, wrote a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in response to his […]

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A Wish List for 2015: 7 Achievable Victories in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases

; ; By Dr. Mirta Roses Periago A new year always brings about new hope and renewed commitments. 2015 is a pivotal year for the international community and also for the call to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). So, here goes my “wish list” for 2015, which includes seven achievable yet ambitious victories for the […]

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Happy 3rd Birthday END7!

; This Saturday marks three years since the launch of the END7 campaign. Take a look at our infographic below to see just how far we’ve come together in the fight against NTDs.

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Following the Footprints to an India Free of Lymphatic Filariasis

; A painful, disabling and disfiguring neglected tropical disease (NTD), lymphatic filariasis (LF, or filaria) leaves a giant footprint in India. A shocking 500 million people are at risk of infection. But within the next two years, India is expected to eliminate LF from the country — paving the way for India’s next big public health […]

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END7 Students by the Numbers

; END7 students have achieved tremendous success this year! Check out our infographic to see their incredible impact:

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Introducing Blaise Langan, December END7 Student of the Month

; 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 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). We are very proud to introduce our December Student of the Month, Blaise Langan, who has distinguished himself as a standout student leader on the […]

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UK Parliamentarians call attention to Neglected Tropical Diseases during recent debates

This blog post was originally published on the Sabin Vaccine Institute website.   Earlier this month the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament met on two separate occasions to discuss global health priorities  with debates on global health research and development and health systems strengthening. These debates occurred at a crucial time in the Parliament’s calendar […]

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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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