Today the END7 campaign’s latest video “How to Shock a Celebrity” won the 2013 DoGooder ImpactX Award for the nonprofit video that had the most real-world advocacy impact in the past year. We are featured alongside other great cause-oriented videos from the Rainforest Alliance, Pathfinder International and Raf Bauer.
On Tuesday, Jimmy Carter was the guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. He had a great segment on Guinea Worm and the success of the Carter Foundation over the past 25 years.
View the clip here.
We're pleased to share that at about 5:15he also discussed “neglected diseases” in general and the goes into detail about his working fighting trachoma in Ethiopia. This is great exposure for NTDs!
On February 28 Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseaseentitled, “A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?
In the article, Dr. Hotez and his author, Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou of BCM discuss an opportunity to build a new scientific institution for neglected infections of poverty strategically located in Greece, the geographic center of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
New Video Builds Momentum in Global Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020
Infecting more than 1 billion people globally, the 7 major Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) cause blindness, disfigurement, anemia and cognitive impairment, and yet can be controlled or even eliminated by taking pills once or twice a year.NTDs are not simply neglected in terms of awareness and resource allocation but also in the sense that they affect some of the most neglected communities on the planet – those at the end of the road, those for whom fresh water and hygiene are challenging and those whose access to the health care is limited.