Author Archives: End the Neglect

Training Session Improves Prevention and Treatment of Podoconiosis for People of Cameroon

; Guest blog post by Wendy Santis, Footwork Executive Director  Twenty-five members of Cameroon’s Ministry of Health, and nurses and leaders from Mbebah Vigilantic Farming and Development Association — a community development NGO in Northwest Cameroon — received training this past December in podoconiosis diagnosis, prevention and mitigation. Podoconiosis, a type of elephantiasis spread by chronic […]

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A New WHO Report Brings Fresh Data and Ideas on Ending NTDs

; More than 100 million people are affected by one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. As a former Director of the Pan American Health Organization, I’ve seen the suffering caused by these diseases first-hand. At the same time, I have also learnt what can be achieved […]

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Water is Crucial to Ending Blinding Trachoma

; By Elizabeth Kurylo Communications manager, International Trachoma Initiative Every morning and every night, I turn on the hot and cold water taps, adjusting them so the temperature is just warm enough to wash my face. I take for granted that the water will flow. I would be shocked if it didn’t. This easy access […]

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Speak out against Proposed Cuts to the USAID’s NTD Program

; The Global Network was disappointed to see the proposed decrease in neglected tropical disease (NTD) funding outlined in the President’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  While the proposal includes $86.5 million for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Neglected Tropical Disease (USAID’s NTD) Program, it is a drop of $13.5 million from […]

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Introducing Tahseen Karim, February’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 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). We are very proud to introduce our February Student of the Month, Tahseen Karim, who joined the END7 Student Advisory Board just last month. Tahseen, […]

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Parliamentary Launch for UKCNTD’s Annual NTD Report

; This blog was originally posted by the UK Coalition against Neglected Tropical Diseases Great strides have been made in the battle against Neglected Tropical Diseases but more needs to be done for the 1 in 5 people whose lives are still blighted by these diseases. This is one of the key messages of the 2014-2015 […]

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Success in Vietnam: More than 700,000 School Children Treated!

; Over the span of two months, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, together with World Vision Australia, treated more than 700,000 school children for intestinal worms. Generous donations from END7 supporters helped support this massive effort to reach every primary school in the nine target provinces across the country. Vietnam’s mass drug administration (MDA) was critical […]

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BRICS and G7 Countries Poised to Expand Access to NTD Treatments

; 2015 provides a tremendous opportunity to improve global health, particularly as the window to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) closes. With the international community looking ahead to the post-2015 development agenda, leaders from some of the world’s most advanced and growing economies are poised to play an important role in expanding access to […]

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Back in Berlin: NTD Discussions Advance

; Last week, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Sabin Vaccine Institute hosted a well-attended parliamentary workshop in Germany to raise awareness and deepen support for the cause of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The event was organized in conjunction with the Global Network’s on-the-ground partners and included presentations from Dr. Lorenzo Savioli, […]

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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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