Focus on India in Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) an initiative of Sabin, is highlighted in an article examining the current and future state of eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India.
The END7 campaign, an initiative of Global Network and Sabin, is the only international campaign dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding towards ending NTDs. "In a sign indicating that their focus is India, END7 recently appointed Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan as its first global ambassador. The campaign has active projects in seven countries in the world, and more countries will be added to it by this year end." says Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director of Global Network.
"The network has been working closely with government officials to scale up all these efforts and to ensure that treatments are being delivered to people in critical need. The key challenges we face is lack of public awareness for NTDs, diseases that are hard to pronounce and disproportionately afflict remote, marginalized communities in developing countries."