A special supplement in the USA Today, titled Neglected Diseases in Developing Nations, appeared today in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle and Philadelphia. The supplement, which can also be found online, includes features from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (a Sabin program), World Vision, Save the Children, WHO Department of Control of NTDs, Plan International USA, PATH and U.S. Doctors for Africa.

Below is an excerpt from a feature by Global Network managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

Donated Medicines for a better future“Imagine feeling as though you have just donated a pint or two of blood, every day for the rest of your life. Or slowly losing your eyesight because your eyelashes are curling inward and scratching your corneas with every blink. What would it feel like to go through life with limbs so swollen that you are no longer able to use them?

The reality is that nearly one in six people around the world suffer from these and other life-altering symptoms caused by the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).”Read more…