This blog post was originally published on Making Malaria History. 
 
Anyone working in global health will say the same thing: the people impacted by
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2014 — The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) today released a policy brief, Toward a Healthy Future: Working Together to End Neglected Tropical Diseases & Malnutrition, which explores the relationship between neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malnutrition and the actions needed to address both. The document reflects the views and expertise of a wide range of experts from the NTD, nutrition and broader development communities and serves as a resource to policymakers, advocates and program implementers.

While major gains have been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the Latin American and Caribbean region’s most poor and marginalized populations still suffer from the pain, disability and social exclusion associated with NTDs — diseases which have been successfully cont

Results released by the U.S. Government (USG) in September reveal that since fiscal year (FY) 2009, more than $50 billion has been invested by the USG in foreign assistance for health, saving millions of lives.

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