This week in the Global Post, Dr. Fred Were, a pediatrician and specialist in neonatal medicine and National Chairman of the Kenya Pediatric Association (KPA), wrote about the dengue outbreak that swept his country in October. Dr.

November 19th celebrates an underappreciated but life-saving invention: the toilet/ Although many inventions have led to significant improvements in public health- water chlorination, antibiotics, and vaccines, among many others- no other invention has had a greater impact than the toilet.

Global Network featured on AllAfrica.com

November 16, 2011 | AllAfrica.com

In their news story "Kenya: Nation Setting Sights on Elimating Blinding Disease," AllAfrica.com discusses NTD elimination programs in Kenya and includes several mentions of the Global Network. AllAfrica.com is the largest online distributor of Africa-focused news. Below is a clip that includes a quote by Global Network's managing director, Dr. Neeraj Mistry.

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This is the third post in a blog mini-series from the Dengue Vaccine Initiativeabout the collaborative work being done to ensure future access to dengue vaccines in developing nations.

Exclusive interview with Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

November 15, 2011 | Africa News Analysis (ANA)

By Musah Ibrahim Musah

“Addressing NTDs improves productivity and contribute to broader economic growth and prosperity of countries”

- says Dr Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases in an exclusive interview with ANA’s Musah Ibrahim Musah in Berlin, Germany.

Excerpts follow:

African News Analysis

Today the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) announces the launch of its new website, coalitionagainsttyphoid.org.

Winter colds are never any fun – the high fever, the hacking cough, the difficulty breathing. Now imagine trying to struggle through all of that when you are undernourished, under five years old and under no care other than the worried eyes of your mother. Imagine dying of pneumonia.

This year for World Pneumonia Day 2011, health care workers from across the Philippines competed in a dance video competition aimed to increase awareness about the 

Op-ed by Dr. Ciro de Quadros- World Pneumonia Day: Past lessons, future progress

November 10, 2011 | GlobalPost

Past lessons, future progress
A guest post by Dr. de Quadros of the Sabin Vaccine Institute on treating pneumonia today

When I think of my early days as the chief medical officer at a small clinic in the Brazilian Amazon, I marvel at how much has been achieved. In the early 1960s, smallpox devastated the lives of families throughout my country, and indeed the world. Similarly, polio inspired widespread panic and fear of life-altering paralysis, especially in the summer when outbreaks were common.

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In an op-ed published today in the GlobalPost, Sabin executive vice president Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., looks back on his work treating communities in Brazil which were once devastated by smallpox and polio.

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