Just 50 cents can treat and protect a person infected with one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) was a successful initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute from 2006 to 2017 that raised the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common NTDs.
The vision of the Global Network was a world free of NTDs where children and families are able to grow, learn and become productive members of their communities. We worked with governments, individuals, institutions and corporations globally to make this a reality.
NTD Advocacy in Action:
Bill Gates discusses the coordination needed in order to get drugs to the people who need them most at the Uniting to Combat NTDs event, which launched the London Declaration. (January 30, 2012)