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It’s not easy being a woman in most parts of the world. Women in developed countries like the United States often have their hands full with working full-time, caring for children and managing their households. But if you’re a woman living in one of the world’s poorest regions, the daily tasks required for survival may be next to impossible – especially if you have a neglected tropical disease.

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Most people have never heard of diseases like elephantiasis, river blindness, snail fever, trachoma, roundworm, whipworm, or hookworm.  But one in six people globally, including more than half a billion children, have these organisms living and breeding inside their bodies.   

Yet the solution to these diseases is relatively simple: For only 50 cents, we can provide one person with treatment and protection against all seven NTDs for up to one year. 

Why a Network?

A lot of people ask us, why is it a Global Network?

Controlling and eliminating the seven most common NTDs is no simple task that can be accomplished by one organization or individual.  Successfully fighting these diseases of poverty requires a community effort – and the hard work and dedication of stakeholders at all levels, including pharmaceutical companies, non-profit organizations, governments, academic institutions, corporations and the general public. 

Our Work

From 2006 to 2017, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases was dedicated to eliminating the seven most common NTDs. We worked with governments, corporations, NGOs and individuals to raise awareness, and leverage the resources necessary to fight NTDs.

Controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases is critical to improving the health of the world’s poorest people. To achieve this goal, we worked to:

About NTDs

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial infections that infect more than one billion people around the world, most of whom live on less than $1.25 per day. Without treatment, NTDs can lead to malnutrition, blindness, severe physical disabilities and even death.

The seven most common NTDs make up 90 percent of the global NTD burden.

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