It’s been five years since the Sabin Vaccine Institute launched the END7 campaign to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Early on a beautiful spring morning in the nation’s capital, a group of Georgetown University undergraduates gathered on the corner of First Street and Constitution Avenue, far from their textbooks and thoughts of their looming final exams. Their unusual study break? A day of meetings with congressional offices to advocate against cuts to critical U.S. government funding for global health.
On March 1, student leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., for the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day.

India Launches Massive Public Health Campaign to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 14, 2015 — India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has its sights set on another public health victory: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched one of the largest public health campaigns in India’s history to provide more than 400 million people with free medication that could protect them from lymphatic filariasis.

Is it really possible to change a life with a T-shirt? 14 lives? We’ve teamed up again with T-shirt company Sevenly to do just that.

It might be hard to imagine what it’s like to suffer from a disease like schistosomiasis. The name itself is hard to pronounce, and most people don’t know of anyone who has ever had it…

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