Author Archives: End the Neglect

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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How to Ensure we “Leave No One Behind” on the International Day for the Eradication of…

; Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year’s theme, “Leave no one behind,” is especially important to me as an advocate for the world’s most vulnerable populations. As former director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and as a Special Envoy for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), I have called […]

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Cooperate Across Sectors to Improve Neglected Tropical Diseases and Nutrition Outcomes

; By Scott E. Bleggi, Sr. International Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute Scott Bleggi is a senior international policy analyst Bread for the World Institute. Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public about hunger in […]

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Blog Action Day: Standing up for the World’s Poor

; END7 is participating in Blog Action Day on October 16th — a day for thousands of bloggers to come together to talk about inequality.  Most people living in the United States and other high-income countries have never heard of diseases like elephantiasis, river blindness, snail fever, trachoma, roundworm, whipworm or hookworm. But nearly one in six people globally, including more than half a […]

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VlogBrother John Green Captures Trip to Ethiopia through Video Blogs

; ; By Angad Dhindsa and Emily Conron This summer John Green, the author of A Fault in Our Stars and one half of the video-blogging VlogBrothers, took a trip to Ethiopia with Bill Gates. Despite John’s admitted fear of mosquito-borne illness, he enthusiastically traveled to East Africa to witness the region’s dramatic improvements in […]

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Ecuador Becomes Second Country in the World to Eliminate River Blindness

; With help from the Carter Center and the Pan American Health Organization, Ecuador has officially become the second country in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness). To eliminate onchocerciasis in Ecuador, the country had to overcome a major obstacle — Simulium exiguum; the main vector in Ecuador is exceptional at transmitting the […]

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Inter-American Development Bank’s Documentary Highlights “Big Foot” in Guyana

; “I’ve had [lymphatic filariasis] for 18 years” said Bernadette Seenarine –a long time resident of Georgetown, Guyana who operates a small grocery shop from her home. In the short video titled “Tackling ‘Big Foot’: A Story of Sanitation and Health in Guyana”, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shines light on how lymphatic filariasis (LF) […]

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Intervention with Impact: Integrating Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to prevent…

; By: Jordan Teague, Program Associate at WASH Advocates My niece turned two years old on Sunday. It was a joyful occasion, celebrating that she can now speak in full sentences, gives full-blown hugs and started pre-school in the fall. The entire family gathered this weekend with presents, cake and a birthday outing to a […]

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