The London conference on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) held in January was a seminal moment in the global fight against a group of diseases which are often overshadowed in the global health agenda by HIV, malaria and TB.
Since 2006, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases has been dedicated to eliminating the seven most common NTDs. We work with governments, corporations, NGOs and individuals to raise awareness, and leverage the resources necessary to reach our end goal.
We are passionate about improving the health of the world’s poorest people and believe that controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases is critical. To achieve this goal, we work to:
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 Global Network focuses our efforts on the seven most common NTDs, which make up 90 percent of the global NTD burden.
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) is an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute that raises the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common NTDs.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—February 28, 2012—Today, the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseas