Uncertain budget climate threatens safety of U.S. troops, veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2013 – Current budget restrictions and the threat of future cuts jeopardize the safety and mission readiness of U.S. troops, veterans’ health, and capabilities of the U.S. military’s tropical medicine research and development (R&D), said researchers today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Giving the Gift of Good Health

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

New framework for neglected tropical diseases could unlock potential for world’s poorest people

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22 – A new concept and policy framework published in PLOS NTDs outlines concrete steps for the global development community as it works to synthesize health goals with economic, environmental and social priorities. The concept, “blue marble health,” emphasizes the role of the Group of 20 (G20) nations in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to expedite poverty reduction efforts.

Building momentum on the recent Declaration and

More than half a billion children around the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

 

END7 presents this story of one family's struggle and triumph over neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Burangi, Kenya. 

 

Nearly one in six people worldwide needlessly suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), yet a tremendous need for research and development of new products to treat and protect against these debilitating diseases still exists.

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