This month marks the one-year anniversary of the London Declaration—an unprecedented pledge by a group of public and private partners to control or eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020. This includes an uptick in drug donations, research and development and bilateral support for NTD programs around the world.

The BRICS countries ― Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa ― are a group of emerging economies distinguished by their growing influence in regional and global affairs.