Gift giving can become tiresome. There is the shopping, and the wondering if your online shipment will arrive in time, or worse, actually going to a mall. There is the wrapping, but remember, not before you fly. Then, of course, there is the deflated feeling that it really doesn’t matter.

We're at the beginning of something big.

Sabin president, Dr. Peter Hotez recently published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which calls on the NTD community to use the upcoming presidential and congressional elections as an opportunity to advocate for increased NTD funding. Dr.

Global Network featured on

November 16, 2011 |

In their news story "Kenya: Nation Setting Sights on Elimating Blinding Disease," discusses NTD elimination programs in Kenya and includes several mentions of the Global Network. is the largest online distributor of Africa-focused news. Below is a clip that includes a quote by Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

Exclusive interview with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)

By Musah Ibrahim Musah

“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”

- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.

Excerpts follow:

African News Analysis


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