An editorial, “To our health,” in The Indian Express, published on March 31, 2016, highlighted an initiative to update India’s public health framework in a time-bound process. The updates, which may be finalized in three months, will bring a new focus to preventing non-communicable diseases and operationalizing plans that have been in development. Programs focused on neglected […]
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In the Vaupés province of Colombia live small, ethnically diverse and extremely disperse communities without access to basic health care or medicine to treat common diseases. These communities are hard to reach and even harder to treat for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Vaupés has become a priority area for NTD treatment due to the incredibly […]
This spring, we awarded nearly $400,000 in new grants for neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination activities in 2016. This funding is made possible by generous donations to END7, an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common NTDs. The campaign is […]
END7 student supporters have had a busy spring! Between creative fundraising events, high-impact advocacy activities (including meetings with 39 members of Congress on the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day!), and the launch of chapters at universities from Scotland to Ghana, our student community has been making a difference in communities around the world. Students […]
The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Tayler McCord’s reflection on her experience in D.C.: By Tayler McCord, Michigan State University My involvement with neglected tropical disease (NTD) advocacy and fundraising began only a few months ago […]
The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Nicole Spitzer’s reflection on her experience in D.C.: By Nicole Spitzer, University of Central Florida College of Medicine I was introduced to the END7 campaign while I was in the […]
The END7 campaign awarded scholarships to three outstanding student leaders to attend the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Read scholarship winner Cyrus Ghaznavi’s reflection on his experience in D.C.: By Cyrus Ghaznavi, Rice University Nearly a year after the first ever END7 Advocacy Day in April of 2015, I was back […]
On March 1, student leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., for the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. The event brought together 40 students active in END7 programs, from 15 colleges and universities across the country for 39 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff. The students traveled to our nation’s capital on planes, trains […]
Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, addressed END7 student leaders on March 1, 2016 at the closing reception of the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. I am so thrilled to be here with y’all at the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ Second Annual END7 Student Advocacy Day. I’m Barbara Bush and I’m […]
An unknown among unknown diseases, podoconiosis (podo for short) is a devastating type of elephantiasis spread by long-term exposure to minerals found in volcanic soil. Unlike lymphatic filariasis, podo is not infectious. Podo has been reported in more than 15 countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, and affects more than 4 million people […]
We are excited to announce that Barbara Bush will give the keynote address at the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 1. Ms. Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC). GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of global health leaders.
In honor of NTD Awareness Week, and to rally for Thursday’s NTD Advocacy Day, we present the below listicle for your enjoyment. 1. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that affect the world’s poorest people. Without treatment, they can lead to lifelong disabilities and suffering. But NTD treatment programs […]
On Friday, January 22 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET, NPR’s global development and health blog, Goats and Soda, will host a Twitter chat on river blindness with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. The chat follows two stories about river blindness from NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien. Listen to […]
Four years ago we launched the END7 campaign and asked people to join the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Thanks to your support, we’ve come a long way. Donate now to help us do even more in 2016.