Bollywood Celebrity Abhishek Bachchan Named Ambassador for END7 Campaign

MUMBAI, INDIA – February 10, 2014 – The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) today named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to help raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Mr. Bachchan joins the END7 campaign at a crucial time, with India at the tipping point of achieving control and elimination of five NTDs affecting 500 million people by 2020.

In a new editorial published in PLOS NTDs, Sabin Vaccine Institute president Dr.

new study published in Nature Genetics, led by a team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reveals that the hookworm’s genome has been decoded.

For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

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