Author Archives: End the Neglect

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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Keeping Targets in Sight with New Diagnostics for NTDs

; By Kerry Gallo, Communications Officer, PATH In 2012, the private and public sectors pledged substantial resources to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through the signing of the London Declaration. Donations of drugs from the pharmaceutical industry, funding from donors, and supportive policy at the international and national levels are helping to expand the toolkit […]

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Introducing Lydia Silber, September’s 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 NTDs. We are very proud to introduce our September Student of the Month, Lydia Silber, a senior at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois. Lydia, who learned […]

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New Report: The Neglected Tropical Disease Initiative in Latin America on the Effectiveness of…

; While major gains have been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the Latin American and Caribbean region’s most poor and marginalized populations still suffer from the pain, disability and social exclusion associated with NTDs — diseases which have been successfully controlled in higher income countries. However, the Latin America and the […]

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#StopTheWorms: STH Coalition Forming New Partnerships to Reduce Intestinal Worm Infections in…

; This week, the Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) Coalition and various NGOs are meeting in Paris for a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) NGO Network meeting to discuss effective ways of advancing the control and elimination of STH (also known as intestinal worms) and other NTDs. The STH Coalition is a diverse group of committed organizations that […]

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Neglected No More: A Post-2015 Framework that Delivers for NTDs

By Helen Hamilton, Policy Advisor on NTDs at Sightsavers This week the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) community will come together at the NNN – a welcome acronym for the Non-government Development Organisations Neglected Tropical Disease network. Together, we’ll be reflecting on achievements such as the global trachoma mapping project and the challenges ahead if we […]

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END7 Supports Strengthening and Scaling-Up of Deworming Campaigns in Peru

; Approximately 3.5 million children are at risk for intestinal worms – including hookworm, whipworm and roundworm – in Peru. Even though Peru has experienced significant economic growth over the past decade, a large portion of its population continues to live in poverty, with four out of ten families still lacking access to clean water. […]

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Al Jazeera’s Documentary Series Highlights Neglected Tropical Diseases

In a fight between the world’s worst diseases and the human population, there are those that dream of a world free of diseases and poverty. Lifelines, a global health television series produced by Al Jazeera with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights the efforts of global health workers and professionals who are […]

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