Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have a crippling affect on the people of Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in Asia. A staggering 80% of the population is at risk for one or more of these parasitic and bacterial infections which can cause severe pain and disfigurement.

Myanmar's Moment: Reaching Millions to Improve Health

In 2013, with the support of END7 and the World Health Organization, the Myanmar Ministry

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea, one of the world’s leading killers of children.

Looking for $2 Trillion

Dr. Peter Hotez says addressing neglected tropical diseases could help the G20 boost GDP. 

"The group of 20 (G20) finance ministers meeting in Australia has just announced an ambitious initiative to boost the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) by at least $2 trillion over the next five years.   To achieve this target they propose to shape and implement new policies that increase investment and employment, and promote competition and trade.

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