NTDs are tied to nearly every major global health issue we face today – water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, maternal and child health, to name a few.

Last Friday, The Hill’s Congress Blog highlighted the innovative ways governments, NGO’s and the private sector are using to aid for global health.

The magnitude of the problem is significant…   
783 million people do not have access to safe water.
2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation.

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.

Today is the second day of the Big Give Christmas Challenge in the UK! The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge provides donors with the unique opportunity to maximise their donations by matching donations up to £10,000.

November 16-18, 2012: Mundo Sano, an Argentinean non-profit focused on facilitating a broader reach for efforts linked to Chagas disease, issued a press release todayannouncing their involvement in the NTD conference this weekend in D

Campaign Spending: What Else Can $2 Billion Buy?

Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez's latest editorial, titled “Campaign Spending: What Else Can $2 Billion Buy?” was recently published in the Huffington Post. The editorial discusses how the amount of money spent on this year’s presidential campaign could have also been used to treat and control NTDs in various regions around the world.

See the original article in the Huffington Post here.

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