Earlier this month, the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases published some very exciting news – Togo is about to become the first sub-Saharan African country to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a painful and disabling neglected tropical disease (NTD) also known as elephantiasis.

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Today, Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez contributed a story to Foreign Policy about how little known neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are wreaking havoc in some of the world's wealthiest nations. This and other stories in today's News Roundup.

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.

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Earlier this week 13 pharmaceutical companies*, together with several government and nongovernmental organizations**, pledged to find solutions to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the year 2020. At an event in London, pharmaceutical companies committed to invest in research and development (R&D) to find new treatments for NTDs along with increasing donations of existing drugs.

NTD control is also important for success in fighting other important diseases – notably HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.  In Africa, there are high rates of co-infection among NTDs and HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria, demonstrating an increased need for more research to unlock the links b

A paper co-authored by Sabin president Dr. Peter Hotez and published today inPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports on the disease burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in India and South Asia. The press release below describes some of the significant findings from the study and also suggestions from the authors about how to control NTDs in the region.

42 year old Jimmy Mgqwashu from Bluegum View, South Africa has been living in agony for over 25 years after his left leg became infected with 

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