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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

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:

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 Global Network focuses our efforts on the seven most common NTDs, which make up 90 percent of the global NTD burden.

The recent West Nile Virus outbreaks in Texas and across the United States have called attention to the strong links between tropical diseases and poverty, both in the United States and abroad. In an editorial published in the Sunday, September 2 edition of the Houston Chronicle, Dr. Hotez and his co-author, Dr. Kristy Murray of Baylor College of Medicine, called for more disease surveillance, education for healthcare providers and greater engagement by product development partnerships such as the Sabin PDP to respond to these urgent public health issues:

The latest from Dr. Peter Hotez in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

June 27, 2012 | PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases as Hidden Causes of Cardiovascular Disease

Yasmin Moolani, Gene Bukhman, Peter J. Hotez

An important component of the burden of cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries may be attributed to the neglected tropical diseases.

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