The 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland concluded on June 18th with the release of the Lough Erne Communiqué. Although G8 leaders addressed important tax, trade and transparency issues to help alleviate global poverty, they failed to discuss neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a burden that perpetuates poverty and increases inequalities.
Last week, the Organization of American States (OAS), the main political and social governmental forum for nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, approved a resolution supporting the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) during the 43rd General Assembly in Antigua, Guatemala.
Op-ed by Tsutomu Takeuchi and Alvaro Arzú Irigoyen in the Huffington Post:
Posted: 06/11/2013 10:49 am
News Reports out of Syria indicate the emergence of epidemic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the besieged city of Aleppo, adding further to the misery there.