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This blog was originally posted by the UK Coalition against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Last Friday, The Hill’s Congress Blog highlighted the innovative ways governments, NGO’s and the private sector are using to aid for global health.
Last week, researchers published the “Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” the most comprehensive effort since the GBD 1990 to produce complete and comparable estimates of the burden of diseases and other health challenges.
The magnitude of the problem is significant… 783 million people do not have access to safe water.2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Yesterday and today, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) convened “